When is it OK to hit a guy to send a message.
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03-16-2010, 07:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Originally Posted by
10 ft. pole
I don't play dirty so your assumption would be incorrect. Making a clean hit to counteract a dirty play is fair game in all of the leagues I have played in. My question is where is it's place in pickup. Hockey is hockey and it seems there are some of the same problems at all levels.
Does a stick in your face mean less if you are a beer leaguer or an NHLer?
Why would a clean hit be uncalled for in the same manner as a dirty hit. We are not talking about intent to injure. We are talking about teaching guys boundries in hockey.
I think it probably should. Same with hacking and tripping. Guys just don't know what they're doing. I understand from time to time taking a slash is going to piss you off, but if that's the game you're playing then you gotta suck it up. You can't play contact with bad players and expect not to take some stickwork.
Personally I think it's not a good idea to be out there running each other over, especially if you're playing with low-skill guys. Someone is going to do something stupid.
A ref would help, maybe some insurance too.
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