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11-03-2012, 03:34 PM
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I understand what you're saying and I agree to an extent.
Quick question though, how will you feel about your position when a player gets seriously injured(I'm talking life threatening) even though a play was just a hockey play?
Obviously hockey is meant to be played with physicality, but players are bigger and stronger, and are not impervious. If someone is crippled or killed because a player makes a strong 'hockey play' you still okay with that? You can play physical without trying to kill the other team.
I think another reason every single Oil fan was ok with the hit is that we've watched a creampuff team get run over for years. For once it's an Oiler player laying a hard, and maybe borderline, check. It sucks Brodin was injured, but frankly it's a little refreshing to watch an Oiler lay a vicious check after years of being on the receiving end of them as a team.
Open question to Minnesota fans. Would Cal Clutterbuck have laid that hit? He's a huge fan favorite in Minnesota...
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