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12-10-2008, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by le_sean View Post
It's just the principle. If it was late in the game and it was close, I would agree. But this was earlier on. You have to send a message that this will not be tolerated, to show the rest of the league the Habs are not the wimps they make them out to be.

Though whoever did go after him would get clocked. But Regehr would also be gone for 7 mins which is a good thing.
Sometimes winning a game is worth more then defending a teammate which could lead to losing a game. It's always in hindsight but I'm sure you've seen it time and time again. "Had so-and-so not gotten an instigator penalty after the so-and-so hit, they wouldn't have been scored on" etc. These types of things happen. It's better to not allow it to happen then to let it happen and realize your mistake in a 3-2 loss for example.

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