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Chris Nilan drops gloves against bullying
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05-13-2012, 01:00 PM
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c'mon chris, you made a career out of being a bully .... applaud the cause, but a little hypocritical aren't we?
Is it a contradiction to have a former National Hockey League enforcer giving anti-bullying speeches to kids?
None “whatsoever” said Nilan, who racked up 3,043 penalty minutes in 688 career NHL games – an average of 4.4 minutes per game.
“What I did in hockey was basically stick up for my teammates,” he told Branswell. “What is done on the ice and in hockey is a totally different environment than going to school.”
Nilan added that he was never a bully as a kid.
“I was someone who defended other kids, and it was just the way I played hockey, too.”
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