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12-19-2011, 04:54 PM
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I just take issue with the point of impact being so high and so close to the boards. Why can't it be a horizontal trajectory? The force is aimed above the shoulders instead of into the center mass. The hit sent Sauer up and off his skates, giving him no chance to land safely.

And I know I'm being petty and pissy, but any time Hollweg hit someone within spitting distance of the boards it was an instant 5 minute penalty for boarding/charging. The only difference between that by Phaneuf and a hit on Brylin or Kostityn is the name on the back of the jersey. I think you can say there was a lack of respect on that hit. Maybe not illegal by the book (then again, you can argue it was by the new language), but it was pretty messed up.

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