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03-22-2013, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by sandysan View Post
The "fight in the five minutes" is pretty much cut and dry,
It's not about fighting in the last 5 minutes. If it were, Westgarth would be suspended too.

It's an instigator penalty in the final five minutes that carries extra discipline. In this case, Selleck wasn't instigating. Westgarth was roaming around looking for a partner and Selleck accepted a little too quickly after coming off the bench.

Situations like this just highlight how badly the league controls fighting by adding extra rules. Selleck wouldn't have received ANY extra discipline if he had skated in a big circle for 10 seconds and then waved at Westgarth to have a big staged event at center ice. But because he just skated straight to him got down to business, he gets 2 games and a fine. It's ridiculous.

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