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06-22-2010, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BobRouse View Post
I doubt you'd be talking so tough if Dale was face to face with you

Hunter was a warrior and the ultimate competitor. Turgeon's little celebration after the game was decided (right after he stole the pass from Hunter) was a taunt in Hunter's eyes. To him (and any Caps fan) Turgeon was indeed trying to rub salt in the wound.

I always hated that gutless Turgeon. He was as soft as they came.

Its funny how everyone was up in arms after Ovechkin scored his 50th goal in Tampa and provoked that celebration. They all wanted Tampa players to "do something about it".

Hunter did something about it and paid the price with a huge suspension. Could the Isles have made it past the Habs with a healthy Turgeon?..maybe ..maybe not.

Everyone wants a Dale Hunter on their team. Almost 1000pts, 3000 PIMs, stood up for teamates, intimidated, agitated, scored clutch goals. Too bad he spend his best years on subpar Caps teams.

Turgeon learned a valuable lesson that day. He had some good years after that but was never the same in my eyes. He was mentally weak.

Just my opinion (obviously a bit biased due to my allegiences!)
he crossed the line. and he still had almost 7 minutes left to get him if he wanted. no player should ever get hit celebrating a goal. its not like he was in hunter's face. hunter skated after him.
i understand your allegience, but that was an UNPROVOKED cheapshot if there ever was one.
the only lesson turgeon learned was dont turn your back on dale hunter!! and i agree with you that turgeon was soft. that still doesnt justify what happened.

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