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10-10-2012, 02:25 PM
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Scurr
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Originally Posted by LuckyLager View Post
There is a huge difference between intent to hurt and intent to injure. Anyone who thinks the difference is a contrived invention of players' minds intended to justify their bloodthirstiness is totally out to lunch.
If you would take the time to explain the difference I would appreciate it.

I don't think that players are "bloodthirsty" generally, but a lot of them are put in positions where their livelihood depends on their ability to play on the edge. It's all well and good to say Raffi Torres or Matt Cooke need to clean up their act but they won't be in the league if they dial it back too much. Those players constantly use the hurt vs injure argument, even when they're injuring more guys than they're hurting. Maybe it's not true for every player but I think it's safe to say players like that are using the argument to sleep at night.

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