The hit wasn't dirty. Varada had his legs together, he wasn't sticking out his knee. Sure, we all know he is a dirty player, so is Domi. Big deal, almost every team has one dirty agitator. Also, people always label Leaf fans whiners and all this, well I've read alot of posts from Leaf fans on this thread defending Varada's actions, so please, don't label all of us just from one fans point of view.
Yes I do but if any team has a bunch of whiners like Tucker, Domi Quinn etc then they are going to get criticised.
The Leafs are generally hated for a good reason, a team full of unlikable players, dubious tactics, a whining coach and a whole bunch of blind homer fans.
There is no hatred without just reason.
What a joke! Are you trying to tell me you honestly believe when that group is gone, babbling leaf bashers like yourself will suddenly not hate the Leafs anymore? Quit trying to make it seem as if it is the Leafs fault they are hated.
Its not my fault youre not intelligent enough to see that
IDo you actually believe that if we completely switched rosters with another team, a non-hated team , people would stop Leaf-bashing? Give me a break.
it would quiet down just as the "bashing" of other teams would go up if they aquired personel such as Tucker, Domi, Nolan, Roberts, McCabe, Marchment and Quinn.
It would not totally go away because there would still be the media, the force fed coverage on CBC and some Leaf fans.
Its ironic that fans like yourself actually encourage it. Other Leaf fans dont think it was dirty, just as Domis hit on Hossa wasnt, they were both trying to take the oppostion star players out of the series in a legal way, just like every team will do, hell Detrot even had a list of Preds players to go after.
The only thing I thought was dirty about the hit was that i thought it was a deserving of a charging penalty if anything. Varada did go for the body though and got unlucky and went flying Sundin moved his upper body out of the way.