Thread: Pre-Game Talk: March 24th, Montreal at Boston 7pm ET
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03-24-2011, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by merano View Post
They should stop showing that hit ad nauseum!
Any parent seeing it is seriously considering if their kid should play / continue to play hockey!
NESN using it as advertising for the game...should be ashamed of themselves!
Silly me...It is part of their culture!
Unless some kid is 6'9 and is able to crush my kid against the boards, I think my five year old son will be just fine.

Seriously, if parents considered not signing their kids up, or pulling them out of an on-going season, then stop watching hockey. Incidents like this happen, sometimes not as bad, sometimes even worse. I'll be signing up my kid to hockey and when hitting is involved, I will teach him the rights and wrongs of the game. Then, it's up to him to make his own decisions.

Although I agree, using it as a campaign advertisement is a bit of a slap in the face. I do question their decision, because the NESN crew didn't enjoy the hit during the broadcast and suggested Chara should have let up. The post-game show, they were making fun of fans that were blaming Patches for the hit, and went on to say that the hit wasn't a good one.

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