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01-30-2013, 01:43 PM
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I don't know about using the word "dirty" to make this comparison.

Brown's hit was "dirty" in the sense of being a cheapshot. So there's that.

Kaleta's jumping Kessel wasn't "dirty", but it was still pretty much asking for retaliation. You don't jump on a guy, let alone a top scorer, and start punching him in the back of the head over that little brush with the goalie. I get that the Sabres are all sensitive to Miller now, but that's a case where at most you might give Kessel a shove when he stands up. Kaleta went way over the top with his reaction, and frankly Brown's hit didn't really bother me much in that context. An agitator is going to get his one way or another when he does that to a star.

So... the strict answer to the poll question is the Brown hit but I'm not really comfortable with what that answer implies.

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