In case anyone missed it, Ed Oczyk proved his idiocy in fine fashion during the Oilers/Hawks game...
...Chicago Blackhawks’ broadcaster Ed Olczyk took affront at the way Yakupov ducked a hit by Chicago irritant Daniel Carcillo during Monday night’s game. Here’s a full transcript of Olczyk’s commentary in the above video of the incident (which angle I don’t believe was shown on the Sportsnet broadcast).
“We’re going to go back to that hit. It’s really important, and I want all you young hockey players to watch this. If you are Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers, you cannot do that to a player that’s coming. That’s a dangerous play by Nail Yakupov. Because what happens is, when you duck like that, that player is going to go over the top of your shoulder and hit his face or his neck against the boards. To me that should be a penalty on Yakupov. I see it at the amateur level, I’d like to see USA Hockey and amateur referees take control of that type of play. I hope it’s not being taught by coaches, but that’s a dangerous play. Somebody’s going to get really hurt when a player ducks like that.”
The author of the article wraps it up nicely. Click on the link to read the rest of the article.