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07-03-2011, 01:05 PM
Bill McNeal
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Originally Posted by Blame it on PK View Post
Acutually, I watched an interview with some old-timer Bruin who said he "would have went crazy" if he was there instead of the tepid response the Bruins showed after the Savard hit. Boston's is not that tough; it's just that we're so soft, they have are way with us regardless.
That old-timer Bruin would have gone crazy in the 70s or 80s, not in this day and age. It's a different time and a different league.

The style of 'retribution' that Bertuzzi sought on Moore was a regular occurrence 30 or 40 years ago. If you pull that crap today, as evidenced, you lose 1/4 of your season, millions in earnings and have a stigma attached to you the rest of your career. Hell you get 10 games simply for leaving the bench now.

Every game is televised, every action analyzed post-game, every play uploaded onto the internet. That's why hockey is less of a gong show than it used to be. Compound that with the influx of talent from overseas that has allowed teams to fill out their bottom lines with players who actually have talent, and that's why the role of enforcer is slowly dying out.

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