Found April 13, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Round 2 of the main event is tonight in NSH.  In the immortal words of Michael Buffer,Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.  Welcome to the league that ass-clown, Gary built; quite literally a three-ring circus.  17 penalties called in game 1.  You’d have been whistled for skating the wrong direction, you see the NHL is cracking down for the playoffs.  But try to drive a guys head through the glass, break his lid; no problem there.  In this league then, it is okay to target the opponents head, just so long as you don’t succeed in “<a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120413/OPINION03/204130359/A-cheap-fine-Shea-Weber-s-cheap-shot?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE" title="apparently injuring"">apparently injuring” the opponent (note however, it is okay to break their helmet in more than one place).  I’m going to try this line of so-called reasoning next time I’m in Court defending an A & B case; your Honor my client did try to put the victim’s head ...
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