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05-17-2012, 11:15 PM
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I usually will argue against any and all things Getzlaf (I'm a Wings fan and thus hate Anaheim players), but this was not his fault or his intent and it should not have been a penalty.

Getzlaf was lined up for a perfectly clean check. When he saw Mikus trying to avoid the hit he pulled his knee in and attempted to hit him with his shoulder.

The only reason it was knee-on-knee contact is because Mikus failed to get entirely out of the way. In fact, Mikus' knee was further out of the position of his body than Getzlaf's was.

This is hockey. If you are timid, sometimes you can get hurt. If you don't want to do the smart thing and take a legal check, the onus is on you to prevent yourself from being injured.

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