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Vigneault Doesn’t Agree With 5 Minute Match Penalty To Rypien

from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,

Rick Rypien may have won the fight, but his team came out on the losing end of his scuffle with Blues Cam Janssen midway through the first period.

Rypien was given a five minute match penalty in addition to the coincidental fighting majors assessed to both players for the tape he had around his right wrist and thumb….

“We got put in a very tough position by that major penalty. In my opinion it was not the right call,” said Vigneault.

“The call clearly states that there has to be a cut. There was no cut. There’s a broken nose. The tape was on Ripper’s right hand, he threw punches with his left, got him good a couple of times, broke his nose, that’s not a cut. I thought the interpretation of that was wrong and it put us behind the eight-ball there.”

more and if you missed the fight, watch it here...

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