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Ducks fans cry foul for dirty hit

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I post at HFboards (as well as LGW) to read the dramas around the league. It's ironic that Ducks fans on HF are always quick to post that players around the league are soft and their fans need to grow a pair, then go on to say the league is becoming bush league for all the "tick-tack" calls and suspensions every year... but NOW that Shane Doan has wiped out two of their players (Fowler and Sexton), they are crying foul and demand a suspension.

What happen to all the talk about "fans need to grow a pair" now that Doan smeared a couple of their guys? Wait, now a suspension is in order? Hypocrisy sure is tasty! :D

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Video of hit on Sexton

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not sure how i feel about the hit. doesnt seem to be blindside, but also appears to be a headshot. i hate doan though so i could be biased.

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Looks like a textbook blindside hit to the head to me. And although people may say it was late, technically Sexton was still in possession of the puck.

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not enough good angles, doan is simply taller than sexton, it isn't a premeditated headhsot, here is significant shoulder to shoulder contact so it shouldn't fit under the new rule

not too late

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It's certainly close enough that any self-respecting Duck's fan would scoff at any evidence, dismiss it outright, call everyone else sissies and then go back to staring at his George Parros poster.

Edited by egroen
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looks like shoulder to head to me. the ducks player is just shorter. I'd say clean hit.

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So wait... Some on here basically think the "It's not Chris Pronger's fault he's 6'6" kind of 'reasoning'?

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The timing was close. I could see one ref calling that hit fair and another ref calling it a late hit. It also looks like the East-West contact to the head the league is really trying to step down on in contrast to a North-South hit. The slow-mo replay shows that Sexton's head turns in synch with Doan's shoulder so I don't doubt that contact to the head was made, although I don't think it was the main point of contact. It appears (whatever that means) that Doan leaned into his head hard enough to kink Sexton's neck a bit but made full contact in the chest/shoulder area. I can definitely see a suspension coming out of this, but with this league who the hell knows? I'd certainly be pissed if that was Kronwall getting hit.

At the same time, Sexton was really admiring his pass so I feel like he's at least a bit responsible for his injury. After 2 seconds of the puck leaving your blade you should be focusing on your surroundings again.

Edited by Echolalia

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Bad hit, completely unnecessary, there was ample time between when Sexton passed and when Doan decided to hit for him to stop, and it was a headshot (shoulder-to-head, but still).

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Yeah, they're definitely hypocrites. And that hit wasn't even near as bad as Brown's hit on Hudler a few years back. That being said, any player that lays down a dirty hit like that needs to be punished in some way.

Edited by TheDetroitRedWings

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ehhh...I hate the Ducks as much as anyone, but that's a late hit. He didn't commit to it until the puck was gone, and then took two strides to make it. I don't think it was a textbook blindside, but he probably didn't expect to be hit so late. In the new vocabulary of the league though it was "predatory".

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Granted, these occurred under different rulebooks, but its pretty hard to sympathize with a team like the Ducks...

NOTE: Definitely not intended to rehash the argument over the legality of the Brown-Hudler hit, that's what archives are for. Just "for your consideration" stuff.

Edited by b.shanafan14

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not sure how i feel about the hit. doesnt seem to be blindside, but also appears to be a headshot. i hate doan though so i could be biased.

This. All of this.

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Because the Ducks tend to goon it up, that somehow affects this kind of hit?

It was definitely late, the puck was up past Selanne at that time the hit was made. It was east west, and looked like it contacted the head. That seems predatory to me.

about half the time I think Doan plays a hard nosed game that I like, but then the other half I think he's a total d-bag. This is definitely the latter.

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I find it funny that Ducks fans are mad about another team's player being dirty. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. They can dish it out but they sure can't take it can they? Doan has a history of cheapshots. He likes hitting guys from behind. That isn't tough hockey.

Edited by Hatethedrake!

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So wait... Some on here basically think the "It's not Chris Pronger's fault he's 6'6" kind of 'reasoning'?

Ha, first thing I thought too. Good call.

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After 2 seconds of the puck leaving your blade you should be focusing on your surroundings again.

After 2 seconds of the puck leaving your blade you shouldn't be getting wiped out from the side.

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I can't feel bad for the Ducks when they play cheap and brought it on themselves. Play cheap, it'll come back and bite ya.

Duck fans need to stop crying.

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It's certainly close enough that any self-respecting Duck's fan would scoff at any evidence, dismiss it outright, call everyone else sissies and then go back to staring at his George Parros poster.

It's the 'stache I'm telling you!

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I honestly don't care what some other team's fans from another board think but it seemed like a late blind side hit and pretty borderline suspension worthy. It can go either way. Since it's the Ducks though I probably won't feel too bad.

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