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01-23-2004, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Shin Pad
BTW - here's what Iggy had to say after the fight (for what it's worth)

"That's my first fight where before I've even dropped my gloves, I'm getting popped,'' said Iginla. ``He's a young guy. Most guys that fight you have the respect to wait until the other guy's ready but that's the first one that I've been through like that and I'll be ready the next time.''
Yeah, I think he's trying to save face (I would have just mentioned the score). I would be making excuses too if someone 5 inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter clearly beat me in a fight. And Jarome isn't exactly a bad fighter either. Plenty of fighters drop the gloves well before the others. It's partially Iginla's fault that he instigated it (not in the penalty sense) then didn't have the wherewithall to realize a fight was going to ensue. Did he think Toots was scared of him?

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