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11-19-2009, 10:52 PM
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bland
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Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
Possibly. But if I was in Brown's position I make that hit as well. Hits worse than that were being made the entire game and nothing was being called, why would his hit have been called for anything?
I think the big difference is that the Stoll hit, in which Carcillo was trying to draw a call, and another like it in the first period (I can't remember who threw it) were both in the course of action for two players pursuing a 50/50 loose puck.

Brown's check was a hit from behind for a hit's sake - it wasn't as though it was a battle for a loose puck. Brown came in with a check in mind on a player with clear possesion, and yeah, he hit him from behind into the boards. It looked like a fair call.

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