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10-11-2011, 10:30 AM
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I don't think there's anything wrong with the hit itself, it's a great bodycheck, IMO. Berglund just doesn't have the puck and sort of forces his own head into Bertilsson's torso. Should have been one game at the most.

Also, when someone says, "Gotta keep your head up," that's not necessarily someone defending the hit in question, but rather just some safety advice for everyone. Keep your head up, pay attention, and you don't get hit in the ****ing head. The best open-ice hits ARE on players who aren't aware what's going on. I still think those are beautiful. I don't like what's happening in the NHL now, they're removing pretty much all responsibility from the player at the receiving end.

Ílvestad's hit was way more dangerous. He came flying from Luleň's goal to make the hit, and he clearly jumped.

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