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12-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Skating Tripods
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Originally Posted by SoundwaveIsCharisma View Post
That's what I figured, usually if you are a dirty player you have that reputation early, and nothing like that seemed to arise after he was drafted. It just sounds like he is a step or two behind the play and is really trying to prove his worth.
The one he got suspended for a couple weeks back was a very dirty play, resulting in an injury to a Houston defenseman. Last night's was clearly from behind, against a prone player. The player needs to protect himself better, but Heard wasn't exactly innocent. Where experienced guys body up and more or less pin the opponent up against the boards, Heard just comes in and hits them.

I like his tenacity and toughness on a team that doesn't play with a lot of physicality, but he definitely needs to get smarter about it.

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