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11-14-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
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.
Granlund was standing still i that position, Kadri saw him in that position the whole time, he knew he would make contact to the head if he hit but he decide to hit him anyway, and he even does a "follow trough", IT IS an attempt to injure.

seems way easier to find excuses for the hitter than the one getting hit...

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