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02-08-2013, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Ragamuffin Gunner View Post
That's BS and you know it, his helmet fell off because he got Oprik's stick in the neck/chin area.

Have you even been hit with a stick there? If so, I'm sure you didn't flail your head back and continued to play as if nothing happened.
I've played since I was a little kid all the way up through college and continue to play regularly all the time. So yes, I've taken some high sticks. It hurts. And pretty much every guy flails their head back... mostly because they're trying to buy a call and let the refs know it happened. Besides, Fleury didn't just flail his head back. He flopped backwards onto the ice so violently that his mask flew off. Even Steigerwald, the biggest homer on the planet, admitted he was looking to buy a call. The contact was real, his reaction was embellished. My original post was actually giving him a pass for it because every guy embellishes. It's part of the game.

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