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03-16-2012, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Not The One View Post
Anglo homerism at it's finest.

Max COULD have died, had the injury been just a tiny little bit different. The extreme risk he faced has in the act that resulted in his injury, not in the injury itself. And since the hockey world has already deemed Chara's act as a good hockey play, I don't think his candidacy is nearly as obvious as people think.

Plenty of players have had a much harder road to recovery after their injuries than Max. Markov, for instance. I think that Desharnais' candidacy would have had a lot of merit.
But the way Patches responded to it in his play this season (and going forward presumably) is what we're talking about - he could easily try and avoid contact but he doesn't. He wouldn't be the same player or nearly as effective if he did.

Anyway, I'm wasting way too much time on this.

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