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Fights after a clean hit

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Yeah, clean hits shouldn't turn into players fighting, but it happens. Not to mention the game is fast. Sometime I have seen penalties and hits that look dirty in live action but in the replay they are clean. It is hard to judge when so much is happening on the ice. You know that if a Canuck got a big hit on him you'd want someone to step up for them...

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That's the idea of not being a "soft" team. Say someone hit a Canuck player, would you want our players to just sit around? Or would you want someone to stand up and beat the $hit out of the guy who just nailed our player?

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U call them cry babies and whiners for fighting? What do u call soccer players then...

U lay out a big hit clean or not, u should be prepared to fight.

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That's the idea of not being a "soft" team. Say someone hit a Canuck player, would you want our players to just sit around? Or would you want someone to stand up and beat the $hit out of the guy who just nailed our player?

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Last night, Sestito's hit on Nolan was a clean hockey hit.

Why is a fight necessary?

Are NHL players turning into cry babies and soft whiners like the NBA?

ln cases like last night, isn't it unfair that Sestito gets 'punished' for a clean hit?

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Yeah, clean hits shouldn't turn into players fighting, but it happens. Not to mention the game is fast. Sometime I have seen penalties and hits that look dirty in live action but in the replay they are clean. It is hard to judge when so much is happening on the ice. You know that if a Canuck got a big hit on him you'd want someone to step up for them...

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Reaction...when you play a game with passion and intensity, momentum gets the better of you. I'd rather have a hard hitting game where players are "involved" than one where there is no allowance for that. It's hockey, big hits (and fights) will happen. Plus, of course the "new guy" will be tested.

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Last night, Sestito's hit on Nolan was a clean hockey hit.

Why is a fight necessary?

Are NHL players turning into cry babies and soft whiners like the NBA?

ln cases like last night, isn't it unfair that Sestito gets 'punished' for a clean hit?

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Not sure what game you were watching, but Sestito's hit was on Colin Fraser which was promptly followed up by a fight with Nolan. Sestito didn't really give Nolan a chance to challenge him, so Sestito was expecting/looking for a fight to mark his territory.

Other than that, your point is well taken...it seems the current code of conduct in the NHL is that you have to fight after laying on a hit. Not crazy about it, but it's about sticking up for your teammates, which I'm all for.

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Last night, Sestito's hit on Nolan was a clean hockey hit.

Why is a fight necessary?

Are NHL players turning into cry babies and soft whiners like the NBA?

ln cases like last night, isn't it unfair that Sestito gets 'punished' for a clean hit?

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i think valk explained it well. yes it was a clean hit. no there was not a penalty. players know the difference between a strategic hit and an attempt to hurt a player.

players need to have respect for thier opponent. the refs cant give you that. if you want to stop a bully, you have to stand up for yourself or have someone who will. otherwise get used to the abuse, because its not going to stop.

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Last night, Sestito's hit was a clean hockey hit.

Why is a fight necessary?

Are NHL players turning into cry babies and soft whiners like the NBA?

ln cases like last night, isn't it unfair that Sestito gets 'punished' for a clean hit?

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No one is ever forcing anyone to fight. If a player lays out a big clean hit and someone challenges them to a fight, they can laugh in their face if they want. No one HAS to "answer the bell" when someone is coming after them.

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No one is ever forcing anyone to fight. If a player lays out a big clean hit and someone challenges them to a fight, they can laugh in their face if they want. No one HAS to "answer the bell" when someone is coming after them.

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This has been happening since hockey's inception. The real question is why are bleeding hearts watching hockey in the first place and expressing their ignorance of the origins of the game for everyone to see?

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Cry babies because they can't accept that they were hit cleanly,

and they wanted retribution right away.

This practice sucks and disrupts the flow of the game, destroys momentum.

So skilled forwards can't lay out a clean hit anymore 'coz that means they will be fighting afterwards?

That's lame.

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It's because the response is saying, "don't you dare think about doing that again!" You think a team wants their guys to get rocked, clean or not?

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This has been happening since hockey's inception. The real question is why are bleeding hearts watching hockey in the first place and expressing their ignorance of the origins of the game for everyone to see?

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