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04-25-2013, 03:02 PM
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Not really sure what the point of that article is.

Shanahan never mentions social media or that the hit was "dirty", so all of that is irrelevant when it comes to how the NHL hands out discipline. It's not the NHL's fault that the internet is full of tools.

He does however mention that Pominville did NOT "put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the hit" so clearly he was addressing rule 48.1. Bottom like is you can't lead with an elbow straight to someone's face, just like you have to be in control of your stick at all times and can't whack someone in the head with it, accidentally or otherwise. Does anyone really think that's a bad stance to have?

Honestly, that we keep complaining about it makes us look bad as fans. It was a careless (not dirty) play by Brown, and he got suspended for a couple games. We should just accept it and move on.

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