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#81 vs. Penguins
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04-06-2012, 10:23 AM
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What gets me the most is how the pens fans on hf are trying to defend these dirty hits. It's like their players can do no wrong. Some of them were even blaming Stepan for initiating contact!!!
And posting the Rupp on Staal video? LOL. Besides the two hits being completely different situations, did anyone here try to defend Rupp? I think we all agreed the hit was dumb and unlucky for Staal. The blatancy of Orpik throwing out his knee in the path of Stepan though is incomparable to the Rupp hit. There's no excuse for a guy who's been in the league for that long to try and do that to another player in that situation (up 3 goals with 3 minutes to go in a largely meaningless game). The only excuse is that he was trying to injure him, which lends credence to itself when you take into account how Stepan and Orpik had a few big hits against each other earlier in the game.
Like Torts said: No respect for other players, it's sickening, etc... he hit the nail right on the head.
I can only imagine the response if this had been Girardi on Malkin.
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