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02-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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billybudd
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Originally Posted by Penalty Kill Icing View Post
Thats what they said on SNET too. Hit was legal. I am still unsure, why a player MUST fight after landing a hit on a player. The guy paid price for being weak on skates, why fight other guy for that?
Because sending a message that his captain is not to be crushed and potentially injured without consequence (legal or otherwise; this was definitely legal, though) is more important to Clarkson (or any player worth a damn, really) than someone on a message board thinking Phaneuf should or shouldn't have to for...whatever reason.

It never ceases to amaze me that any human being on earth would struggle to understand this.

Good hit, good fight. Props to Phaneuf for answering the bell.

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