BlacknGold has it right. If you're going to jack someone up, you might end up paying for it; clean or not. The same thing happens in the NHL, someone lays a top player out with a clean hit and the next thing you know there's a bunch of fights breaking out. Grant really should have stopped though after the stripes stepped in but I suppose he was extra-pissed.
Agree with the first guy - you can't make a good clean hit any more which removes responsibility to protect yourself. Clobber one of their guys cleanly for revenge, for crying out loud. Also, these AHL'ers have got to learn the code. Throwing when the other is tied up and already overmatched - terrible. Was at Griffins/Wolves the other day and both Lehman and Hoffman violated. Downey asked Hoffman to take the buckets off but wouldn't; Downey left his on but still, don't hide behind plastic. Lehman pounded Tardiff well after the linesmen moved in.