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04-04-2012, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by GLM View Post
why was simmonds and briere out there up 6-3? probably to try and score again. the 4th line was out there to take the clock down.

take a run? it was a clean hockey hit. briere had his head down. if he doesnt break the cardinal rule of hockey then this doesnt happen.
It was a clean hit, but the intent was obvious. Had the Flyers done that everyone in the media and the HFBoards "Flyers are goons" faction would be screaming about it.

I'm more annoyed by the knee-to-knee, but the response and anger from the Flyers organization is justified if for nothing more than this is hockey; you're supposed to react like that and defend your team when others take liberties.

And the whole "why was Briere out there?" argument holds no water:

1) Penguins had last change.

2) The Flyers fourth line had recently been out.

3) And most importantly, there is no line the Flyers can choose. First line, Giroux gets attacked. Second line it's Briere or Schenn. Third it's Voracek or Read. Fourth it's Couturier. We don't have a line without an important "skill" player. Whoever Vitale takes liberties at, it's a problem.

That is also partially why Lavi cant prove anything.

Both sides' arguments are pretty pointless.

The brunt should come on Vitale, not the coaching.

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