: Injury Report:
Lundqvist not practicing, but no goaltender recalled
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03-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New York, NY
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To use your words, that's all great, but would that UN-injure Hank? Would it prevent Pouliot from driving to the net in the future? Sorry, but the answer to both is a resounding no. So, your suggested course of action (ESPECIALLY with the ref standing there telling him "I've got him") does nothing other than hurt us.
Furthermore, by your rationale, since "all" it does is cost us a penalty, tomorrow we should call up the worst player on the Whale and have him attack Crosby. Sure, he'll be kicked out of the game and we'll have to weather a 5 min penalty, but hey that's a good deal for us.
C'mon, guys. Frontier justice satisfies your own desire for retribution, but it does nothing to help the team - especially for this team, which is plenty tough. It's not 1977 anymore, much as some of you wish it was.
It sure as hell does stop it in the future. If a team beats a guy prone on the ice into a concussion for running their goaltender, guys will think twice before doing it in the future.
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