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Both Players Made The Right Play

from Damien Cox at his Spin Blog at the Toronto Star,

Unless you want to change the rules, there’s not much that could have been changed about the hit on Mike Van Ryn on Saturday night.

Van Ryn was doing his job, trying to make the toughest, most courageous play in the game, which is hustling back to get the puck in your own zone knowing you’re going to get drilled into the end boards.

Don’t tell me about the “tough guys” of the games, the guys who scrap. Tell me about the Van Ryns who make that play night after night. Those are the tough guys. Those are the players you need more of to make a tough hockey team.

So Van Ryn was making the right play. So too was Tom Kostopoulos, a 29-year-old winger from Mississauga who isn’t in the league to be fancy and score but to skate hard, finish his check and be a grinding forward.

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In case you missed the hit, you can see it here...

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mike+van+ryn, tom+kostopoulos

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