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04-02-2012, 03:27 PM
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Idk...aside from the PA rivalry, think about the roots of the hatred towards the Pens...the crying, special-Sid treatment, etc...
Saying that, read above.
Had one of our "grinders" did the same, clean hit to one of their elite forwards in a lost game during the last minute, what kind of reprecussions would we face?
Honestly, if Rinaldo had decked say Kunitz (trying to think of someone on the Pens who could be their version of Brière...) with the exact same type of hit, I don't think he would have been facing any suspension afterwards. He might have been treated more harshly in-game (Vitale got two minutes unsportsmanlike conduct after the scrum) as he has his reputation. Afterwards though it would have been nothing. It's a clean hit.
I don't have any problem with the way the Flyers responded, it was a chippy game and Vitale had taken out Grossmann previously, nor have I any problem with what Laviolette's said after the game, but the hit was a a solid one and hopefully Brière will keep his head up in the future.
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