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12-02-2010, 03:45 PM
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Cartsiephan*
 
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
It was pretty clear what he was doing, and if the league doesn't want players doing that (which apparently they do not) then the correct call was made. That's the way it is.

The issue is not Pronger setting a screen... it's Pronger taking his hand off his stick and purposefully using his open hand to block the goalie's vision... no, you do not see that all that often. In fact, I cannot think of another example of a player doing what Pronger was doing off the top of my head (though, I'm sure video could be found).
The league does not want the players to act like Avery, what Pronger did was part of the game. How many times has this been called? Twice in how many years? I understand the idea of the addendum to the USC but the ref made a judgement call of something which need not be called. If the league is going to use this as the bar then it is even more Mickey Mouse than I previously thought.

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