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12-15-2009, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FireHolmgrenDotCom View Post
people can laugh at Hartnell being an idiot in the box, but if the Bruins had tied it and won it in OT or the SO I wonder how many people would still be defending him.
That penalty was the right call. You get your stick up that high and its going to get called every single time.
You dont need to do damage when getting your stick up on another player. Hartnell was beaten along the boards by Recchi, Hartnell got his stick up high on Recchi and the call was made. A beer league ref could of made that call.
It was a stupid, needless, lazy penalty.
I'll defend the use of stickwork in general, but there's just no defending the timing on that play. Players need to shed the 90's mentality where you need to bleed to draw a penalty if it's overtime or the last few minutes of a close game.

That said, Recchi howled like a ****ing sissy.

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