Thread: Confirmed with Link: Caps Claim LW Aaron Volpatti
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02-28-2013, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
The old-school NHL was different than today's. That part of the game has been phased out over time. Refs call it differently, you end up getting suspended for less(and longer), and there's not the same culture surrounding those kind of hits. Having a guy like that in the old Patrick division was pretty much essential. Today? Not so much.
Last I checked Cooke is still in the league and the Flyers have a guy like Ronaldo. That kind of player can still be effective but just can't go overboard like they used to be able to.

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