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added 12:07am 9/29/11, via Adam L. Jahns of Inside The Blackhawks,
Coach Joel Quenneville: “Both referees said that’s a classic example of what we’re talking about, that’s the illegal hit. It was pretty black and white. I’m not happy about it. [Ben Smith is] better, we’ll see how he is tomorrow. The severity of these suspensions have been very big. It’s going to get [the players’] attention, and I’m sure players will learn.”
Detroit coach Mike Babcock: “The interesting thing about the league now - and I don’t doubt that [Brendan Smith’s] shoulder hit [Ben Smith’s] head - is there any responsibility on the puck carrier, toe-dragging, sliding sideways, to look after himself? Doesn’t appear like there is anymore, is there? You come across the middle, toe-dragging like this, and you get dinged. And I’m not saying that our guy isn’t guilty, his shoulder hit his head, you better not put yourself in those situations I would say. There will be a video report about it tomorrow, I’m sure.”
According to the box score, Brendan Smith received 10 and a match penalty.
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