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01-27-2009, 11:34 PM
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BaseballCoach
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Originally Posted by Schooner Guy View Post
Lapierre didn't mean to butt-end him....he was bearing down for the faceoff. Pierre Maguire, in his typical drama queen fashion, blew it out of proportion. Even Cherry mentioned on Coach's Corner that same week that Lappy didn't mean to get him with the butt-end. Crosby likes to embellish things.
See what I mean? If we get rid of the instigator penalty and any goon can jump anyone anytime he feels justified or just feels like it, then lots of incidents might be "avenged" when they were never cheap shots in the first place.

Combattants in the heat of their battle are not likely to be the most objective observers, you know.

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