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11-14-2013, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by groovejuice View Post
It's the definition of a predatory hit. There is intent to injure IMO.
To me you can't have "predatory" without a hit from someone that a player had no chance to see - i.e. "blindside" hits or hits from behind. Every hit has "intent to injure", and I can't help but chuckle when I see actual attempts to argue otherwise. Granlund had plenty of chance to see Kadri coming, if he just took a look once instead of standing still fumbling the puck so long with his head down at the blueline. His back was pretty much parallel to the boards, with the entire ice in front of him. Never used to have to be a professional to have trolley track alarm bells going off there, but reverse Darwinism is in full effect in the NHL it would seem.

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