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11-12-2011, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by number72 View Post
There are two conversations though
1. Replace Miller with dman chasing a puck is the hit legal?
2. Goalies are "defenseless" and need to protected.

Some might argue Lucic finishing his check is legal.
Others argue that regardless of that goalies always need to be protected.

That said I agree that someone on the sabres needs to step up to Boston and Lucic because they will be physically dominated in playoffs which is the bruins game.
Asking whether it'd be a penalty if Miller was a defenseman is meaningless. He isn't a defenseman. The rules are different. According to the rulebook, the hit was completely illegal BECAUSE Miller is a goalie.

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