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The Good Guys Win If Pietrangelo Plays Tonight

from Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

* If Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo can play in Game 2, which now seems possible, it will be a terrific triumph for the Blues, and an uplifting development in this series. If Petro can play, the Kings would have failed in the attempt to rub him out. And the Blues will have regained the services of their best all-around player. More than that, this comes down to a matter of right and wrong. The NHL has lost its moral compass, allowing predators to pick off the sports’ most skilled players—with only the occasional, meaningful punishment. And that’s so wrong on so many levels, it makes you sick. Well, if Pietrangelo can make it back, it’s a small victory for the good guys. The kids like Petro who are the youngest, brightest and best that this sport has to offer.

* Think about this, however: with the NHL looking the other way and allowing Dwight King to get away with his attempt to take Pietrangelo out, what do the Kings have planned if Pietrangelo returns? He may be vulnerable. You don’t think they’re talking about that on the LA side today? Please.

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Pretty bad hit, but a bit ridiculous to accuse the Kings of intentionally targeting Pietrangelo to injure him. Boarding happens in every other game it seems.

And then he continues by insinuating that Pietrangelo will be targeted for more abuse if he comes back. Like the Kings are a bunch of thugs with no skill.

This is a lame article written by a lame fan of a lame team. How about he just recognize that injuries happen to nearly every team in the playoffs and it’s usually the teams that get lucky and/or overcome it that go on to the Finals. He’s already making excuses for losing the series…...

Posted by awould on 04/30/12 at 05:35 PM ET

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not happening if quick is in net.

Posted by FlyersFan on 04/30/12 at 05:44 PM ET

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What a cry baby article….must be a tennis player writing it.

Posted by Erik on 04/30/12 at 06:54 PM ET

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