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11-02-2013, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja View Post
I love that Simmonds was still playing, just for the sake of having something positive to say, I'll throw that out there. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if the guy the Simmonds was already keen to do it before Simmonds even made that check. Apparently Simmonds had been running his mouth quite a bit before that, and we all know how he plays.
That is very true about Simmonds but this whole fighting after a clean hit is an ongoing thing. I actually remember it happening a number of times in a preseason game I watched which coincidentally involved the Capitals (I forget the other team). It is something I have seen mentioned a couple times on NHL Network. Just something I have a problem with. It seems like players can't take a clean check anymore without needing to fight afterward.

You made a good point about Simmonds though. He does run his mouth A LOT and is almost always willing to drop the gloves.

Edit: The preseason game took place on 9/23

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