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04-16-2013, 01:11 AM
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Disappointed in Trotz for not sending the entire bench onto the ice to respond to Kassian crosschecking Rinne. There was no need for him to be in the crease. There was certainly not any reason for him to touch Rinne once, much less twice.
Rinne started it when he crosschecked Kassian while Kassian was quietly standing around outside the crease watching the play and facing the other way. Rinne instigated the event with that pointless crosscheck to the back. Kassian gave him a stare and a couple of pushes he wouldn't have even felt under his goalie gear.
Didn't like that Weber simply pushed Kassian and then waited to get punched before going after him, but to be honest I think it's been drilled into him that he is more valuable on the ice than to be taken out by a punk.
Huh? Weber was the first guy in but he couldn't do much other than that quick crosscheck because the ref got in the way then pushed Kassian to the back wall. Short of crushing the ref Weber couldn't do much else he comes straight back in after his crosscheck to Kassian pushed him away.
Josi had no problem blowing past Weber and the linesman to get at Kassian before Lapierre pulled his punk move and attacked Josi from behind.
I don't get the Josi love, he skates in, looks frightened to do anything and just stands around watching. He didn't do anything until Kassian engaged Weber. Waiting until your opponent is being held by the ref and facing the other way fighting someone else before throwing punches is not proactive toughness.
As for Lapierre I'm not sure what the issue is here, he did nothing cheap, he just tied up Josi (2nd man in). Josi could have gone with Lapierre but Josi went back to being as quiet as a church mouse again when faced with an opponent 1 on 1.
You guys are being way too hard on Weber here because once the ref got involved so quickly it was hard for Weber, who was clearly looking to start something, to get a fight going. I like the Preds I'm just defending Weber, I think he tried.
I'm not sure people wanted a bench clearing brawl complete with automatic 10 game suspension, over a push by Kassian on an event started by Rinne.
whole event is on here, start at 8:13, Rinne starting it at 9:10
Anyway I hope Nashville get a great pick this year it's a well run franchise with good fans. Someone like Mackinnon/Drouin/Barkov would look great in Preds colours and give you that long absent elite forward to go with Forsberg. Good luck for the rest of the season and at the draft. See you next year and stay safe.
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