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"The Unfortunate Incident"

In light of the recent injury of Carey Price, I have been hearing all kinds of comments by opposing fans that Hab fans complain too much when a hab player would get injured. Now just to set the record straight, most of these complaints are most likely comming from certain rival fanbases so note the bias. However, whether it's fans, biased media, or former NHL players, hearing these complaints bring my blood to a boil because there is always two sides to a coin. Lets look at the most recent incident as an example. Kreider, one of the fastest players in the league, burns Alexei Emelin (no surprise there) one on one for a breakaway against Carey Price. As Krieder is going to make his move, Emelin, in a last ditch effort to save the play, swings his stick at Kreider to get the puck off. Krieder then falls, skates first, into Carey Price injuring the world class netminder. The result? Chaos. From the Ranger point of view, Emelin is at fault on this because he chops at Chris Kreider's skates causing Krieder to then subsequently fall into Price. From the Hab point of view, the Emelin chop was tame enough for Kreider to keep his balance, as Kreider lost his skates a couple of seconds after it. The result is another "Unfortunate Incident" for the Habs that could potentially cost them the series similar to what the Lightning had with Ben Bishop's injury. This "Unfortunate Injury" is one thing that Hab fans know all too well in recent years. When Saku Koivu had his eye taken out by Justin Williams in the quarter final of the 2006 Stanley cup playoffs. Carolina went unsuspended and then went on to win the cup that year. Then, in the 2010-2011 regular season against the Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara dangerously pushes Max Pacioretty's head into the arena stanchion. Chara went unsuspended as Pacioretty missed the rest of the season and the playoffs with that injury. Boston went on to win the cup. Now here we are, another year, another "Unfortunate Injury" for Montreal off of a questionably "unfortunate " play. As Habs fans would know this is no new thing, we slowly come to the "what ifs" headed into the rest of the series with the Rangers. Hopefully, for our sake, we can overcome this constant series of untimely injuries and win a series for once. If any Habs team could do it in the past decade, it's this one.

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