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Here we go again. Or do we?

Ironically, we see a second incident similar to the Chara/Pacioretty hit that we have been debating for the past few days.  For what it is worth, I saw the Umberger/Doughty hit quite differently from the way I saw the earlier one. In my opinion Umberger's hit differs from Chara's in a number of ways.  Firstly, Umberger and Doughty arrived simultaneously at the point of contact which happened to be exactly where the stanchion was.  Chara and Pacioretty had physically engaged well before they got to the stanchion.  Secondly, with the Chara hit, the puck was gone long before contact was made between the players, let alone before the stanchion came into play.  In the Umberger/Doughty hit, the puck is in their feet as contact is made.  Finally, in the Chara hit, his arm and hand are in a position where, it can be argued,  he directed Pacioretty's head into the stanchion.  The Umberger/Doughty hit was shoulder to shoulder.  It is regrettable any time a player is injured but, for all of you "shit happens" theorists out there, this latest is a classic example.  The Chara/Pacioretty incident is not.  What do you think?

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