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#1 evanbartlett

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

Suspendable?


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

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I truly hope this gets a suspension, though. Heatley is one of my least favorite players by far so I am quite subjective on this one. But he clearly gets the elbow up to harm. The INTENT!(BUZZ WORD) is there so I feel a game or 2 most likely. Spin the NHL wheel of justice.

Edited by HankthaTank, 16 March 2011 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

Definitely. I don't see Heatley getting any "star player" discount, because he doesn't have that good of a reputation himself.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:58 AM

Also for what it's worth, Bob McKenzie and LeBrun feel both Marchand and Heatley's hits are suspendable and most likely will be. Murray's is not.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:05 AM

Definite suspension worthy. There was absolutely no need for it and Heatley clearly went out of his way to deliver it. Not sure what he was thinking.

Looks like Ott sold it really well, I doubt he was hurt at all because it looked like a very soft hit, but that's not the point, still should be suspended.

I saw a terrible video of the Marchand hit and it's really hard to tell what actually happened. From what I saw, I can see where a suspension would be worthy, but if I saw a better and more full video, it may show that it was incidental contact...not sure.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:25 AM

That's just Ott doing his job, getting opposing team's star players to get penalties.

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#7 CopenhagenWing

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:25 AM

Definite suspension worthy. There was absolutely no need for it and Heatley clearly went out of his way to deliver it. Not sure what he was thinking.


"It's Steve Ott, might get a freebie here."

Heatley made sure everybody saw the elbow, too. The more skilled practitioners of the art are more subtle about it.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

Yeah. Well after the puck was gone, Ott was looking the other way. Absolutely no reason for it, he went well out of his way to do it, and it is clearly an elbow to the head.

League better suspend.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

Obviously that's not legal, as much as I can't fault Heatley for wanting to give it to Ott -- just did more harm than good.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:30 AM

Don't much care for Ott at all, but that was dirrrrrrtyy Killer, real dirty

Edited by Wings3:16, 16 March 2011 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:34 AM

Definitely suspension-worthy. Ott deserves a few more of those to the head, though.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:24 PM

Normal circumstances - yes. But its Ott, so if Colies Wheel of Judicial Integrity lands on "Star player, no suspension", for once I won't mind.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:34 PM

Everyone here seems to be in agreement here for once. That was definitely suspension worthy right there. Those are the ones that you have to suspend for, they're so blatant.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

Definitely. I don't see Heatley getting any "star player" discount, because he doesn't have that good of a reputation himself.


It kept him out of prison.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:21 PM

Throw the book at him.

Then suspend him for 3 games.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

Darren Dreger twitter post

Camera angles on Heatley hit aren't great, but in slo-mo, it appears Heatley's forearm glances off Ott's high chest...shoulder area first.


I guess this means it's clean.....
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:53 PM

If there is no suspension, you will see an elbow of epic proportions from Ott to Heatley/Dog Murray/whomever when the teams next play (March 31). Ultimately, that can't be a bad thing for the Wings if two of the top eight teams take each other's players out with cheapshots.

Seriously, though, Heatley couldn't have picked a worse time to pull this little stunt. The GMs are at meetings right now with the primary discussion being about headshots. Did he really think that going well out of his way to elbow Ott was going to be the kind of thing that would fly under the radar?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:06 PM

This is one of the few hits i think should result in a suspension, you can clearly tell he was trying to elbow him in the face.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Both of them should be suspended. If the league has any integrity they will give them both 2 games each
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:13 PM

I have to admit though, Otts statement about the hit is both funny and ironic.

It's like if someone threw a leg out on Matt Cooke and broke his knee, and Cooke complained to the media that a play like that is beyond dirty and anyone making that play should be facing serious suspension...

While true, still funny in its hypocritical irony.





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