Defending a teammate? Worth it or not?
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01-15-2012, 06:28 PM
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Personally, I think it's more important to immediately stand up for your teammate in a situation like that in lower level games (rec leagues, etc). Usually the goons in these leagues have nothing to lose, they don't care if they get kicked out it doesn't effect their bottom line in the least. This makes me think that you have to send an immediate message.
At this level, there is too much to lose. I'd rather the players take advantage of any kind of power play opportunity or not go shorthanded themselves than to see them do something dumb. I love that Mike Richards plays that style of game and will back down from nobody but an NHL player should always be tough enough to handle most of what the opponent throws at them.
I'd much rather that players tell the offender to watch his back and get him when the referee isn't paying attention. I think that is much smarter retribution.
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