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10-25-2003, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilers89
The problem with Laraque is his size. He hits someone and he gets penalized. Smaller players go horseback riding on him and get away with it. How many times have we seen players draped all over Laraque and nothing is called.
I think this is equal though, I mean if someone rides on (pre-injury) Derian Hatchers back is the ref gonna be more leniant than if its on Pavel Datsyuk's back? I would think so, its the way things are for all players because it will seem like less of a penalty because Hatch may not go down but most likely Pavel will because he doesn't have the strength to do it, thats the price you pay for being a big guy, but its better than diving or something to get those calls.

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