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03-15-2011, 04:26 PM
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Melnyk speaks
“If it’s a accidental hit, that could be have been avoided, just because you’re stupid and you just skated the wrong way, but you hit the guy, fine, 20-game suspension,” said Melynk. “If it’s truly accidental and the guy just ran into you, you know what, give the guy a break. But, if it’s a deliberate hit you should not be in any game of hockey. I don’t care what anybody says, ‘We need some violence, we need this.’ Go to wrestling. Go to cage fighting. Don’t do it in the hockey game with elite players.
“There’s no excuse. Zero tolerance. You’re gone. Period. Stop.”
(deliberate headshots at 9:25)

Senators (and Matt Cooke) on headshots

I'm happy to hear this from our owner. He sometimes says things without thinking or seemingly without thinking but this makes a lot of sense (to me at least) when most others imo are not taking this seriously enough. Might be a little strict if he's talking about one hit and you're out, but he's on the right track.

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