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12-29-2012, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by fly4apuckguy View Post
Intent to hurt is different from intent to injure. In Canada, we know the difference and expect the games to be called with that in mind, and internationally they rarely are called this way because, quite frankly, refs from some of the nations we play do not understand it.

But think about don't throw a hit to make nice. You throw it to hurt. If the kid keeps his head up, he is hurt, but he is also out the next shift with a new appreciation of Canadian bodychecking, and maybe being a man and looking for a bit of redemption. Because he makes a mistake and refuses to protect himself, he got himself injured.

It seems simple. I think it is for most hockey purists like myself.
^^^ Exactly this.

IIHF is looking like a semi-contact friendly beer league...

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