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10-01-2011, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Habs13 View Post
It sure shut up Armstrong for the rest of the game and that is the point ;
That's not the point at all. The point is to prevent cheapshots. And it didn't in Armstrong's case. The cheapshot had been committed. Had he run around more after already committing the cheapshot, he certainly would have faced league disciplinary action.

Originally Posted by Habs13 View Post
Why is so hard to understand that having a guy on the bench will stop idiots from teeing off on the talented guys.
Because, frankly, that's a misguided belief. And there's pages upon pages of people in this thread pointing to the Bruins as being the prime example that deterrents don't work. Having a tough team + goons still doesn't prevent cheapshots. The B's receive cheapshots regularly--more than Montreal, even.

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