GDT: Islanders @ Predators (11-15-03)
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11-15-2003, 07:50 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
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now, we conceded that it was an illegal hit..but that's silly. do you think the isles are the first team that tootoo has pissed off? of course not. it's what he does. the thing that makes guys like tootoo and cookie great(and to a lesser extent guys like sean avery) is that they antagonize, but they're solid and smart enough not to get paid back for it. tootoo is short, yes..but he's not small. he's built like a tank, and is extremely fast. teams have TRIED to pay him back for his hits(look at the game against the avs after he crushed sakic with a huge hit on the boards) but it never amounts to anything more than a 2 minute penalty for roughing on the opposing team. he's a VERY good agitator, but he wouldn't have a spot on the team if he was an "at-risk" agitator.
I like the way Tootoo USUALLY plays don't get me wrong. He reminds me a lot of Steve Webb, however their is a difference between making a clean hard check that hurts someone (as what Tootoo has done up to this point. Then leaping up with an illegal hit & hitting someone in the head with the hit. Thats the point I was trying to make. From a team prespective someone goes after your teammate with a good clean hit that hurts him yesah your going to be pissd & want to go back after him, but usually not to the point of really going after the guy, however when a player on your team gets injured due to an illegal hit in which someone goes for their head their is usually major payback especially if the game isn't close. Maybe saying they would have sent him to the hospital was exaggerating a little, but the point I was trying to make is they definatley would have gone after him if the game wasn't as close.
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