Thread: Post-Game Talk: Hawks Win 3-2 over the Oilers
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02-27-2013, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RayP View Post
I got the vibe Eddie O was on the verge of going on a rant against junior level coaches for teaching kids what Yakupov did, but held back and only hinted at it.
I more got the impression he was questioning whether youth players were being taught that or not. I can't say for certain there's never been a junior coach anywhere tell his players to low-bridge a player trying to hit them, but in all my time being around junior hockey as a player and otherwise I've never once seen or heard that myself, for what that's worth. As far as the youth levels, both as an official for a number of years and watching games I've rarely seen kids even do that so I don't think it's something that's being taught by coaches, at least not on the whole as a common practice. Like I said, you're often taught the exact opposite and that it's something you shouldn't do.

And YakuPov. Sorry.

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