Thread: Confirmed with Link: No Suspension for Max Pacioretty
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02-24-2013, 09:13 PM
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groovejuice
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Originally Posted by spaceman sean View Post
I think you simply can't make a strong case that it was premeditated.
Patches didn't go out specifically looking for this guy or anything. If it had been any other player there still would have been a hit.

I would agree that Patches probably hit him a bit harder because of the earlier play, but there is absolutely no way to substantiate that claim. That's probably why he didn't get suspended, imo. (I thought he'd get a game or two)

I'm not really clear on this premeditated thing. A guy lays a lick on you, you repay the favour. That's hockey, and always was.

Intent to hit a guy cleanly so he regrets his earlier attempt to behead you is expected. Intent to injure because your ego is sore is another story.

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