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05-25-2012, 10:10 AM
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donkers*
 
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Originally Posted by Trl3789 View Post
Having never played (yet), this may sound uneducated but ...

I guess for me this is a point of confusion. The battles in front seem like they're well worth it. It allows you to out physical and out work the person you're battling with, but even the small cheap shots seem to take the work (and fun) out of it. I wouldn't think there would be a defense for some of those attempts to make you unstable. (i.e stick blade to back of knee) It just seems like a quick way to upset someone and have things escalate quickly.

Again, if you can out work someone by being more physical, that's part of the game. But getting someone out from in front of the net by making them unstable via cheap shot in a rec league doesn't seem like battling in front of the net to me.
I've never seen it get chippy in lower level rec leagues but in higher levels it certainly does. Those are the guys who have been playing since they were kids and it's a hard part of the game to let go. You just return the favor.

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