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01-27-2013, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
I think this is a case of people showing their biases a bit.

The Edler hit was very borderline. It definitely wasn't a dive, and Edler has to have responsibility for not hitting a guy head-first into the boards when they're in that position. I'm more surprised that he didn't get the penalty than I would be if it were the other way around.

However, it wasn't nearly bad enough to justify the tantrum Perry threw.
I'm also curious to know though: what do you do in that situation if you're a defenceman? He's bent over, leaning towards the boards - is it your fault or his if you hit/push him and his head hits the boards?

IMO the league has to draw a clear line on what is allowed and what isn't - otherwise you have a lot of misunderstanding and frustration as well as a lot of injuries to go with it. It would be better for everyone to know what's a legal play in that sort of situation.

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