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07:26 AM ET 09.19 | A Vladimir Sobotka with Dmitrij Jaskin and Ty Rattie experiment didn't last long Wednesday night, courtesy Tampa Bay prospect Adam Erne's hit that caught Sobotka in the head. Did Erne's age play a role in the Blues' decision not to retaliate? [Ken Hitchcock] did not hide his feelings that perhaps Erne should have paid the price. "You probably would like to see a response there," he said. "I'm not saying anything more about that part." But Blues forward Chris Stewart, who called the hit a "straight shot to the head," wondered about the circumstances. "It's an 18-year-old kid," said Stewart, who has stuck up for his Blues' teammates as much as anyone on the roster in recent years. "I don't know how it's going to look when one of our 'heavies' goes out there and tries to attack him."

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Ken Hitchcock, Icon Sports Ken Hitchcock, Icon Sports
September 19, 2013  08:48 AM ET

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It's an 18-year-old kid," said Stewart, who has stuck up for his Blues' teammates as much as anyone on the roster in recent years. "I don't know how it's going to look when one of our 'heavies' goes out there and tries to attack him."


I agree...but maybe he should have had "a word' with him....maybe call Vinnie Viola in.....

September 19, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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"It's an 18-year-old kid," said Stewart, who has stuck up for his Blues' teammates as much as anyone on the roster in recent years. "I don't know how it's going to look when one of our 'heavies' goes out there and tries to attack him."

I agree...but maybe he should have had "a word' with him....maybe call Vinnie Viola in.....

Or Dinsdale....

how's the head by the way Stig?

September 19, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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I agree...but maybe he should have had "a word' with him....maybe call Vinnie Viola in.....

So you are saying Stewart would not be a good fit on the Panthers?

And I agree btw, roughing him up a little would have been appropriate. But stop short of turning him into Stan Jonathan's punching bag (from yesterday)

September 19, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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So you are saying Stewart would not be a good fit on the Panthers?

And I agree btw, roughing him up a little would have been appropriate. But stop short of turning him into Stan Jonathan's punching bag (from yesterday)

He does have a history.....

September 19, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Or Dinsdale....how's the head by the way Stig?

head is good, patched the hole in it and the floor

September 19, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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head is good, patched the hole in it and the floor

Did you use the same product for both? :-)

September 19, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Did you use the same product for both? :-)

a little Crelm toothpaste did the trick

September 19, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Pfft.......Whether he's 18 or 38............Pound him!............Threads today are beginning sound like Scout merit badges.

September 19, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Pfft.......Whether he's 18 or 38............Pound him!............Threads today are beginning sound like Scout merit badges.

I'm blaming Hank and Dave they were dib dibbing on the threads yesterday.

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September 19, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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a little Crelm toothpaste did the trick

LOL - I could have used the car one but this one has naked ladies....

September 19, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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There's no need for so much violence...both of them going to see the therapist is a much better response to this hit...get their feelings out..a lil bit of crying and hugging it out will do them both wonders.

Wow! You could be right. Negotiating with Hankela has done wonders for your attitude! Pretty soon you'll be using cupcakes instead of pucks for the ceremonial face-offs!

:-)

September 19, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Pfft.......Whether he's 18 or 38............Pound him!............Threads today are beginning sound like Scout merit badges.

I agree and, Hitch is right. If the punk is old enough to target someone's head then he's old enough to face the music. Shame on the Blues for chickening out.

September 19, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Wow! You could be right. Negotiating with Hankela has done wonders for your attitude! Pretty soon you'll be using cupcakes instead of pucks for the ceremonial face-offs!:-)

Are you saying he's Hank's poodle now? :-)

September 19, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Are you saying he's Hank's poodle now? :-)

Shhhhh! :-)

September 19, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL - I could have used the car one but this one has naked ladies....

<polite applause...>

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September 19, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Mmmmmm cupcakes.

Should have attached to comment #11? :-)

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