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Hatcher Not Happy With Penalty Calls

from the News Journal,
Veteran defenseman Derian Hatcher has seen each of the Flyers' two home preseason games and admits he's as confused as anyone when it comes to deciphering what is a penalty and what is not. "Don't ask me what I think," Hatcher said after completing his second full practice since returning from a left knee sprain. "Some of the (calls) I personally think are ridiculous." He said he is in favor of ridding the sport of hold-ups in the neutral zone, but does not want the one-on-one battles completely eliminated from the game. "You can't battle now, give me a break," he said. "The NHL is trying to create the warrior-type image and yet they're taking a lot of that out of the game. I think it's ridiculous and I think most of the players in the league do, too."

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