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Lessard injures Filatov in practice (upd filatov is fine)
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09-20-2011, 02:39 PM
N Bahn Ahden
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Can't baby Filatov in this situation, Lessard is a retard but the players know this is nothing compared to what happens in the NHL.
Bob Probert grabbed Zetterburg in his first Detroit Preseason practice and tooled him, and Zetterburg had to wonder what league he was getting into. Zetterburg bounced back and took it as an oppurtunity to show his teamates he couldn't be intimidated, and he won the respect of his teammates - hopefully Filatov does the same.
Last Night Filatov was good with the puck, but he wasn't really getting his body into it, he was more using his stick, still has a long way to to go physically (as in using his body) and maybe getting a lick from his teammate will make him realize he isnt the golden boy anymore and he'll have to get into the tracks sometimes to be a real NHL'er
It's not a matter of babying anyone. It's totally irrelevant who it was that was receiving the hit. It was a dirty, stupid, unnecessary play, made even worse because he was inflicting it against his own teammate.
For what it's worth, Filatov came back and was right back in the corners.
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