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11-09-2008, 09:16 AM
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I totally agree with the fact that it is a split second decision from Kostopolous that is quasi impossible to make.
However, if you avoid coming in full steam in a straight line, you can avoid putting yourself in a position that could hit a player from behind. If Kostopolis comes in on the forcheck at a slight angle, he rubs out the D man and forces the play in one direction.
Trust me, I love the big hit, but darting in full speed on a player with his back to you is a little reckless iMO.
There is enough time for any player to take the arms out of the check and reduce the force into the boards. everyday life is full of split second decisions. Sometimes we make the wrong choice. Unfortunately some guys make a habit of either making the wrong choice or making the same choice all the time. I don't think TKost falls into that category, but he is still responsible.
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