#26: Capitals at Flyers - December 5, 2009 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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12-06-2009, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by
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It's not like Bradley was standing there waiting to be punched. He didn't cower, he didn't turtle. He was trying to at least put himself in a position for it to be a fair fight - just like smart, respectful NHL-caliber players do it. He was willing to fight as long as he was able to throw.
Then shake your gloves off as you're bringing your hands up. They were looking right at each other, it isn't like Bradley didn't know what was going on.
Which is why he accepted blame for what happened.
The supposed victim in your narrative has said himself that it as partially his own fault.
Carcillo cold-cocked him and left it in the hands of the referees to decide his and Bradley's intentions. Right or wrong on the penalties, that was his decision to go about it the way he did, and it can't happen. And I am always in thread lauding referees for giving out extra penalties for fights after clean hits. If he would have done it properly, the Flyers would have to only kill off a 2-minute power play, and not a 9-minute power play.
Carcillo did not cold **** him.
This is a cold-cocking:
Carcillo threw the first and only punch. Bradley was looking right at him, and as he states himself, knew what was going on. Was the whole situation stupid? Absolutely, but the call the ref made, and now the suspension is the predictable stupidity that surrounds Carcillo (and why I don't like having him on the team). Doesn't mean it was the correct call, or that what he did was some egregious thing.
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