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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

“A lot of the series [are in] borderline chaos right now,’’ Sharks coach Todd McLellan said after his team’s morning skate.

And why is that?

“I don’t know, I don’t have an answer for it,” he said. “The other series, we’re all watching them because we’re hockey people and we get excited by the playoffs, but it’s amazing what’s going on right now. Maybe some of the messages will be delivered today [by the NHL] and everyone will reel it in a little bit. But high stakes, high emotions, competitive players, many that are crossing the line.’’

Hitchcock had a slightly different view.

“I don’t agree with that, I think organized chaos would be better (way to put it),’’ said the Blues coach. “I know it doesn’t look organized to you, but it is. This is why the players play. This is what happens when you have a lot of young players in the league. It’s very emotional, it’s very intense. ...

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“I don’t agree with that, I think organized chaos would be better (way to put it),’’ said the Blues coach. “I know it doesn’t look organized to you, but it is. This is why the players play. This is what happens when you have a lot of young players in the league. It’s very emotional, it’s very intense. ...

Huh? St. Louis has very quickly become one the dirtier teams in the league and it’s obvious why. San Jose looks incredibly disciplined by comparison, which says a lot. The amount of stick work in this series is absurd. I’m genuinely surprised that no one’s broken a wrist or ankle.

Maybe some of the messages will be delivered today [by the NHL] and everyone will reel it in a little bit.

Wishful thinking, Todd ol’ boy.

many that are crossing the line.

Yeah. Ya think?

Posted by godblender on 04/16/12 at 07:42 PM ET

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I don’t have any stats or anything, but I can’t remember a post season with more cheap shots, head hunting and lack of respect on the ice for a long time.  It takes away from the hockey and has given a bit of a “Roller Ball” atmosphere to the game.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 04/16/12 at 10:40 PM ET

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