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03-21-2013, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tak7 View Post
Agreed, except for the bold part.

I don't think he targetted the head at all; it just ended up being the principle point of contact. There was no intent, but regardless, there has to be more responsibility on behalf of the player to ensure that he's not harming another player.

But as an isolated hit from one hockey player to another, it deserves a look at and probably a very small suspension. At the end of the day that's the very type of hit, careless or deliberate or otherwise, that the league needs to be stomping out of their game.

And you are 100% correct - if the roles were reversed and this was an opposition player on a Leaf player, we'd all be screaming bloody murder and baying for blood. Stop being so hypocritical.
I find myself agreeing with the majority of your opinions lately.

It's hard to argue the result. He made contact with his head whether he was aiming for it or not and as you've stated, it's something they are trying to remove from the game.

Based on history I'd be surprised if he got more than a game.

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