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NHL Fails to Control Bruins' Gutless Cheap Shots

Washington Post

When bigger and stronger men routinely shove and hit their opponents after the whistle is blown and the play is over, most decent sporting societies calls these cheap shots by gutless bullies. In Boston? Bruins hockey, baby.

These low-rent intimidation tactics have become so accepted outside of New England that even NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and his officials cower instead of doing something to clean up the small-time physicality of the defending Stanley Cup champions. Better to go after a skill player who has never been suspended in his life than any one of five hooligans on the other team.

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