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Last night a frustrated Dustin Byfuglien tried to remove J.T. Miller's neck and head with the shaft of his stick. He was unsuccessful. It was a brutal cross-check and completely unnecessary. In the words of Byfuglien when commenting on the unprofessional nature of a former teammate, "if the kids don't stick to it, you've got to discipline them."

Early nomination for 'Photograph of the Year'
Early nomination for 'Photograph of the Year'
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