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‘Kronwalling’ versus ‘Clutterbucking’

I didn't think that the NHL would post it, but RedWingsFeed Tweeted a strange situation in which a player was given significant leeway in terms of "defending himself."

New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck did a fine job of turning Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall's attempt to send Clutterbuck into next week into little more than a missed check, but then Clutterbuck got a gratuitous cross-check in for good measure. Whether it was due to Kronwall's reputation or otherwise, Clutterbuck got quite the free shot in:

I have no problem with a player getting his stick up in an attempt to defend hismelf. I have a problem with him doing it twice.

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Let me get this straight.

Kronwall sees Clutterbuck leaned over and decides it would be a good idea to line up his chin. Clutterbuck sees him coming at the last second, straightens up and flattens him on a reverse hit.

And your problem with this sequence is that Clutterbuck crosschecks a guy who just tried to headshot him?

Posted by larry on 11/30/13 at 03:18 PM ET

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Posted by larry on 11/30/13 at 02:18 PM ET

lol

 

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/30/13 at 03:49 PM ET

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