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by Paul on 12/31/11 at 12:24 PM ET
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
“It seemed like an eternity I was out, but we’ve got a lot of energy in this room and I’m looking to get back and pick up where I left off,” said Sutton.
Well, not exactly. He knows he’s going to have to change his method of hitting somewhat, maybe use different body parts.
“This will be hard because my style of play is to be on my toes, playing physically,” said Sutton. “You may see more hits with my back and my butt than my shoulders and my elbow. Seems to be the only way you’re not suspended anymore.”...
“I don’t know what to tell people. I play very instinctively and, if I’m not doing that, I’m somebody else. Even (Thursday) night, I was watching the game and Pecks hit (Brad) Staubitz along the boards,” Sutton said about a play by defenceman Theo Peckham. “Their guys were going crazy, saying it was a head shot, it’s exactly what the league ... blah, blah, blah. They said Pecks had left his feet.
“Those guys have to calm down, it’s nuts. Everybody does. You can almost dissect every hit and see a guy leaving his feet or there’s contact to the head. Guys are always leaning (with the puck). It can look like an elbow, but it’s not. The media shows it 1,000 times.”
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