Originally Posted by ChicagoRon
Dude... Campbell's high stick was clearly an accident - he was skating the other direction and Briere spun around to catch up.
Anyway, when I wrote that, I was really talking about Hartnett's elbow - the high stick just happened while I was typing.
Sure .. call it an accident. But when you're skating beside another player, with the blade of your stick at eye level .. shit is going to happen. That was still dirty, whether he meant to do it or not.
While I'll admit the Hartnell elbow was dirty .. it wasn't nearly as dirty as it looked. 99% of that play was whats-his-faces helmet falling off. If his helmet didn't fall off, I bet that never gets any attention.
Plus .. the dirtiest play I find in hockey is the slew-foot .. and both teams were repping that all night. To say the Flyers are any dirtier then the Hawks is a lie. Both teams play tough, "on-the-line" hockey .. maybe it's the 20+ Canadian's on each roster .. but I like 'em both.
Rooting for Philly .. cuz I like Richards better then Toews. Both will be captain's on Team Canada in 2014 though.