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10-22-2011, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by kytem2 View Post
The title of this thread is very misleading. Fraser wrote an interesting and accurate article, he did use the word 'thuggery', but only in the last sentence of the last paragraph, and it had nothing to do with the playoffs whatsover:

"I say if the Boston Bruins had demonstrated an element of discipline instead of engaging in attempted 'thuggery' the game just might have had a different outcome."
He said "that style of play" (later calling it thuggery) might have been allowed in the 70's and 80's and the finals last year, but won't fly now.

His role is to explain the reffs position whenever their performance becomes an issue- the problem is that their performance only becomes an issue when they screw up and, in his eyes, they never screw up. He even goes as far as making their **** show look like an act of kindness.

Case in point- he says he would have given thornton a game misconduct to go with the abuse of officials penalty he served- completely missing the fact that Thornton was only serving the penalty for Julien and did nothing wrong in his own right.

If there is a silver lining in any of this, it's that Fraser is just a blogger now and doesn't have the power to ruin the game on the ice anymore.

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