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03-14-2014, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe View Post
His slashes and slewfoots are absolutely dirty, and particularly annoying since they usually don't get called by the gutless refs.

In 2012 he lost a faceoff to Giroux and knocked the stick out of G's hands with two heavy slashes right in front of the ref. No call.
I chalk that up to intensity. And, to be fair, we've had players make equally "dirty" plays as well. The stuff Neal does is in another stratosphere. There's a difference between getting under a player's skin, and making a concerted effort to cheapshot a defenseless player a la Neal on Marchand and Couturier.

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