"I didn’t mean to slash / trip / board or knock you down.
"I didn’t mean to do all these penalty-inducing things, but people sometimes get between me and the puck, and I am a goal-oriented person.
"As Henry James [said] the only rule is, 'Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize'. Two out of three isn’t bad for me.
Inotherwords, he's a nice guy but he'll break the rules and beat the
shit shitake mushrooms out of you in order to get what he wants.