I'm sorry. I guess we will need video evidence for every discussion we have on HF Boards or your opinion will stand above the rest. If 20 ppl post they say a knee on knee attempt and you're the only one who denies it, I guess your opinion overrules everyone else's because they don't have video replay.
And as for believing what you actually saw, why not take into consideration what other saw before you try to shoot them down and crown yourself as king.
[QUOTE=Leaf Defender]No. You are the accuser. The burden of proof is on you. QUOTE]
No. The majority of witnesses here have sided with the accuser, the burden of evidence was been transfered to the defender to produce evidence that contradicts everyone else. Just because your a leaves fan it doesn't mean that your opinion is worth more than everyone else combined.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting tired of threads getting highjacked. Instead of discussing the merits of Varada and the other associated junk its turned into a "oh you prove he's a dirty player" thread.
Please see the following for other examples on our board. And I'm sure it happens on there board too....
I do not believe that I have ever read a more arrogant statement than the one you have made:
"Unless one of you can provide video evidence to suggest otherwise, I am right and you are wrong. You are just seeing what you want to see."
Is your stance not one based on your own observations?
Are observations not skewed by perceptions?
Therefore your observations are no more valid than those you are dismissing.
If neither one of you have video evidence there is no way to sway the beliefs of the other person.
Personally, I believe Marchment was trying to take out a knee on those hits, but all I have is my opinions which are based on watching the events for the fraction of a second that each occurred. That and the past events I have seen over the years makes me believe that Marchment was going for their knees with the hits.
I am only voicing my opinion, not trying to sway yours.
I believe that the posters in this series have been doing a good job of keeping on or close to their best behaviour and I hope that it continues.
Statements like the one that I quoted from you earlier do not help that cause.
Marchment has been known for knee on knee's for a long time, and when Toronto signed him in the off season, I honestly was kind of pissed off, I didn't want that cheap shot artists on our team. But to my surprise, I can't recall a single knee on knee hit that Marchment has clearly made this season, and he has been a solid #5-6 defensemen for us. He lays clean open ice checks to morons comming across the blueline with their heads down, but thus far this season, I haven't seen one dirty check by Marchment.