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02-22-2012, 09:25 AM
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Brule was vulnerable because he put himself in that position! The FUNDAMENTAL rule of checking hockey is to not admire your pass. Brule did not follow that rule.
And by the way, Kopitar was knocked out of the game and I still wasn't mad about the hit because Kopitar was caught admiring his pass.
Exactly. Clifford did everything right:
- did not leave his skates
- did not target the head
- did not hit from behind, in fact he hit in front of the shoulder on the jersey logo
- well within "continuation" of play i.e. not a late hit. Watch the hit at game speed, not slow motion. The check is obviously within limited time of Brule passing (admiring) the puck.
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