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(Nov. 1, 2010) Briere suspended three games by NHL
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11-01-2010, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by
Giroux tha Damaja
He didn't stick up for himself though. If he went after Gillies when Gillies one handed him into the ice that would be sticking up for himself. Using your stick to get back at someone isn't toughness (particularly when it's a guy like Nielsen ), it's taking a selfish penalty. What Briere did was about ego, simple as that. He was already frustrated and some guy mouthed off to him so he fed him some lumber.
And the last bit about throwing them out of the face off circle isn't fair either, we blame the refs for a lot, but we can't make them even slightly responsible for when players do boneheaded things. That's just crazy.
1 game for being a dirty *******, 1 game for having a prior history of being a dirty *******. And possibly one more game to keep you off the ice against them Saturday. I like Briere, and the fact that he's a fiery guy. I really do, but he has to cut this **** out.
What Briere did was simple, he showed a guy running his yap and trying to intimidate him that he will get a little taste of lumbar to the back of the head. Nielsen wants to run his mouth and he got what he deserved. Briere reacted to what was being said and got suspended. I still like the fact that he did not take any crap, Briere is not going to drop the gloves in that situation. Was it wrong to take a stick out, maybe so, but he did what he thought he had to do at the time and screw Nielsen for thinking he could step into the faceoff circle and spout.
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