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by Paul on 01/10/11 at 12:16 PM ET
from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,
We’ll grudgingly give him the intent-to-injure part of the summation (although he really does hone in like a heat-seeking missile), but that doesn’t alter the fact that Kostopoulos propelled upwards, towards the head area, and caused serious damage.
It’s too bad he has to miss time just as he’s started to find a niche on this team. But it’s his own fault. And who’d you rather be for the next little while, him or Brad Stuart?
As for those perfectly fine with the manner in which the hit was delivered, well, imagine Mike Milbury reacting “in his day” to some chowderhead laying Rick Middleton out in similar fashion. Geez, they might still be brawling.
More to the point: Picture for a moment, say, Mark Giordano or Jay Bouwmeester down on all fours Friday night, raspberry jam oozing from the mouth and the remainder of his regular season lopped to nothing.
They’d be yowling for disembowelment, followed by the installation of the death penalty around here.
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