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04-06-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
I've seen Del Zotto make that play (high fast spin to angle his back/butt into an oncoming forechecker to protect himself heading into the boards) 500 times. If it's a reckless play every single collision near the boards is a reckless play.

If there were no injury we wouldn't even be discussing it. But there was, and that should play a part so I get that. But as a play it is being way overblown.
That's true enough--he has a way of spinning backwards and usually he seems to do it to get his body between the puck and the forechecker. I assume he does this because he's a little smaller and maybe not quite as strong as some of the players who are forechecking him. He did get the elbow up--considering the numerous cheap shots that Pens players have doled out over the years--the frequency of slewfoots by both Crosby and Malkin and Cooke's very often dirty play it's hard for me to get worked up about this. Maybe it's suspendable--it's at the very least a more innocent looking play than Cooke's slicing up Erik Karlsson's achilles earlier this season. Anyway I don't feel sorry for that team--I don't like them and they perpetrated the greater number of cheap shots last night. Sucks to be them if Neal is hurt.

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