Thoughts on preemptive hits (a la Letang on Tavares)
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05-02-2013, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Apr 2013
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Not to mention he was hooking/slashing Letang at the same time. Coincidental minors during the reg season, during the playoffs, no chance.
Players use their sticks to try and guide opposing players away from the open ice in order to try and get better positioning to throw a check or take away the puck. He wasn't slashing him so much as trying to lead him closer to the boards where he could hit him. "Steering" the player so to speak.
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