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04-14-2013, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Theodoriph View Post
This happened earlier in the year. Leafs were on the PK, a major if my memory is correct. Any defenseman who fights a player of Brandon Prust's calibre for no reason during a major PK doesn't deserve to be in the NHL. If some random thug taunted Chara while the Bruins were on a PK, would we want Chara to drop the mitts and engage him, putting our team at a further disadvantage...hell no.

Lucic broke his nose during the Orr fight, or rather Orr broke his nose. Nothing wrong with stopping the fight when your nose is broken. I don't understand why people would dump on him for that.
I also want to add that Phaneuf was smart to stand and chirp with Prust in the offensive zone, holding him offside. There was a subsequent play where the Habs couldn't enter the zone on the PP because Prust was too busy jawing at Phaneuf and remained offside. Smart PKing if you ask me. Phaneuf has fought his fair share, more than your average captain, so I'm not too worried about him turtling or anything.

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