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02-27-2013, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by No Team Needed View Post
Going after an injured player would get you ostracized from a locker room. In terms of cheques and balances you're pretty much inviting someone from ANY team in the league to elbow your best prospect if you pull that sort of crap. And even if you have the best heavyweights in the league, they'll know the team deserved it.

It's the same reason why Price just toyed with Thomas in their fight. It was a complete mismatch and nowhere close to the Roy/Osgood battles in the past. If Price destroyed Thomas there, he'd have opened the whole team up. You just don't do it.
Yes I agree with what might be called a code, but can we assume that Emelin will be regarded as "injured" for his entire playing career and that every player in the league will be aware of the plates in his face? This is where I fear a problem down the way, Emelin attracts attention with his hits, and nowadays punks send "messages" even after clean hits. Of course we get a power play but that does not make up for a potentially serious injury.

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Then he's going to do it regardless of whether we have a heavyweight enforcer or not.
Agree a heavyweight enforcer would not stop an attack. So what happens? Do Habs players leap in and explain the situation because that's not a reasonable plan. Do you know, could Emelin play with a full visor? Or some sort of lightweight cage? Because a puck in the face could also be dangerous, no? I think Emelin is very valuable to the Habs and this vulnerability of his should be considered.

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