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02-22-2012, 04:04 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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at game speed even you can tell. ive been there (on both ends of hits like this). these guys can turn and stop on a dime with their ability. they can skate better than i ever could at their age, but i could have turned off that hit, slowed down or grabbed him as i went into him.
You're right, you likely could have. That is based on the review of the play, knowing the guy is going to make a pass.
Think about it from Cliffy's angle. Until he KNOWS Brule let go of the puck, he is going to keep coming. If he turns away thinking Brule's about to pass it, then Brule doesn't, all that did was give Brule a few extra seconds with the puck and likely pissed off Sutter. He doesn't have any requirement or need to let up until he can see Brule has let go of the puck.
I don't think he could have turned out of the way after recoginzing Brule has actually moved the puck. That's based on my experience playing the game as well. You might be right, but I don't agree with your view.
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