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Alex116
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Posted - 10/08/2015 :  17:27:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, it didn't take long to have the first "questionable" hit pop up. This from opening night, Kings vs Sharks. The ever present Dustin Brown makes a lunging hit on Couture. It wasn't penalized, and though the league is giving him a warning, it was decided it was not suspension worthy.

Ugly lunge at him coming through the center ice area. What are your thoughts?

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/why-dustin-brown-wasn-t-suspened-for--head-butt--on-logan-couture-164900844.html

slozo
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Posted - 10/08/2015 :  21:16:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seems like a legal hit, and it's a hockey play - he is taking out a guy from the rush. The only niggling point may be that it's a second and a half after dishing out the puck . . .

It was a Scott Stevens special, that's what it reminded me of. That's good hard hockey . . . GRRRRR!

It's close to crossing a line, but it doesn't. Good non-call IMHO.

Don't Leaf me hanging, Buds!
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Alex116
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Posted - 10/09/2015 :  11:14:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by slozo

Seems like a legal hit, and it's a hockey play - he is taking out a guy from the rush. The only niggling point may be that it's a second and a half after dishing out the puck . . .

It was a Scott Stevens special, that's what it reminded me of. That's good hard hockey . . . GRRRRR!

It's close to crossing a line, but it doesn't. Good non-call IMHO.

Don't Leaf me hanging, Buds!



Apologies in advance, I hate to rehash my beloved Canucks SCF loss to Boston, but whenever timing is brought into question on a hit, I think back to that Aaron Rome on Nathan Horton hit. I believe it was agreed that it was under 1 second late. These hits are very similar, though Couture got up, slightly bloodied, and carried on. I am left wondering what would have happened if he were KO's and left lying on the ice awaiting a stretcher?
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slozo
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Canada
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Posted - 10/11/2015 :  13:48:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alex116

quote:
Originally posted by slozo

Seems like a legal hit, and it's a hockey play - he is taking out a guy from the rush. The only niggling point may be that it's a second and a half after dishing out the puck . . .

It was a Scott Stevens special, that's what it reminded me of. That's good hard hockey . . . GRRRRR!

It's close to crossing a line, but it doesn't. Good non-call IMHO.

Don't Leaf me hanging, Buds!



Apologies in advance, I hate to rehash my beloved Canucks SCF loss to Boston, but whenever timing is brought into question on a hit, I think back to that Aaron Rome on Nathan Horton hit. I believe it was agreed that it was under 1 second late. These hits are very similar, though Couture got up, slightly bloodied, and carried on. I am left wondering what would have happened if he were KO's and left lying on the ice awaiting a stretcher?



To me personally, I don't take injury into account. Guys get injured all the time on good clean hockey plays and hits.

I cannot tell how late, if at all, it was - I need a clock underneath to do that fairly. Did you time it?

Don't Leaf me hanging, Buds!
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Alex116
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Posted - 10/13/2015 :  13:31:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slozo....I looked at the vid best I could but when I freeze the clip just as the puck leaves Couture's stick and then again when contact between Couture and Brown occurs, it's still on :04 seconds. It's difficult without hundredths of seconds of course but it's prob somewhere around 1 sec? Tough to say and I can't recall for sure what is deemed ok? Either way, Couture was fortunate to be ok.

Have a look at this slo-mo view. Looks pretty ugly and could have been much worse for sure!

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2015/10/7/9477249/dustin-brown-hit-logan-couture-kings-sharks
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Ripley
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USA
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Posted - 10/13/2015 :  15:22:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This hit was questionable for sure. I would deem it a hit to the head (and I'm old school) and a suspension by today's standards. But I think Brown's reputation as a "gritty" player and not a "dirty" player has granted him a get-out-of-jail-free pass this time.
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leigh
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Canada
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Posted - 10/13/2015 :  19:00:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't understand how that is not a suspension. He lunged head first into Couture's face and it was the initial point of contact. Seems like a captain is getting preferential treatment to me.
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