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09-29-2012, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Royal Canuck View Post
That was different however, because the referees stopped Lowe and the other guy from fighting, and they we're both given 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, which was the wrong call from a referee standpoint IMO. The refs should've just let the two go at it and serve their 5 and get it over with. Instead you give them two, then just end up having to deal with the fight anyways and assess another 5 onto the 2 minutes you already gave them.
I agree it was the wrong call, but it isn't uncommon for players to start pushing, shoving, and try to fight before the refs step in and give each coincidental minors (normally roughing). These players often find each other at some point during the game and do eventually fight.

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