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05-02-2013, 08:07 PM
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I thought the same about the blood coming from Eller's face hitting the ice. It's a tough call because Gryba hit Eller in a very vulnerable position, according to the new rules. I'm an old-school "keep your head up" type, too, but for the sake of not allowing the game and possibly the series to degenerate from the hit, the refs pretty much had to give Gryba the gate. If it were a reasonable crowd, having the main ref explain why a major wouldn't be called -- unprecedented as that is -- might have been enough, but Montrealers are passionate in an ultra-red-coloured glasses way.

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