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Perry hit. Thoughts?

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My thoughts: good hit. as the writer on yahoo sports mentioned, Zucker was watching his pass and not watching what was coming. Perry hit him with his back side, and it is not his fault he is 4 inches taller.

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Late.... hit to the head....blindside....defence-less.....repeat offender.

i would expect 4-5 games. Predicting 2-3.

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We need guys like this. Dirty player I know but we lack em.

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IMO that's clean. What's the wait on hits? To me that didn't seem that late. Please some one enlighten me.

If that's the worst he does, make him a Wing (unless someone can convince me thats douchier than I think)

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Late, dangerous hit to the blindside. I don't like Perry.

IMO that's clean. What's the wait on hits? To me that didn't seem that late. Please some one enlighten me.

If that's the worst he does, make him a Wing (unless someone can convince me thats douchier than I think)

The allowance of hits on players who have passed away the puck exists so as to take into account the hitter's momentum toward his target. It isn't always possible for a player to pull up after his target gets rid of the puck. In this event, there's no question that Perry had time to veer off before coming into contact.



IMO that's clean. What's the wait on hits? To me that didn't seem that late. Please some one enlighten me.

If that's the worst he does, make him a Wing (unless someone can convince me thats douchier than I think)

You'll find few people here, fans of Perry included, who aren't aware that the guy is a complete and utter d-bag.

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Don't like this hit at all, he should have pulled up, or hit him body to body.

He was trying to level the rookie, and he did.

Should get 5 games minimum, he is a bigger name than the guy he hurt, so he will probably get 2 at most.

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Wish I could say I'm surprised the pansies here think its dirty. The same people who forget what Stevie y did but then talk about about Crosby and others for doing same stuff.

Hit was fine the timing was fine. The only thing questionable was arm being up but he has a severe height advantage didn't look intentional. General rule is you're allowed three steps to hit someone after they get rid of puck. Sometimes refs shorten it up sometimes lengthen it.

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IMHO - late hit - elbows tucked in - Perry's probably got 4, or 5 inches in height so it looks as though he's targeting Zucker's noggin.

Again - a late hit - just unfortunate that Zucker's noggin took most of the blow.

If there's gonna be a suspension - 2 games - if that.

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I'd toss him on general principles. He's a certified asshat.

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I can understand how many here don't like Perry, but I gotta be honest - I'd love to have him on the Red Wings.

Just a few short years ago the general consensus on TooToo was no different, and now many love him...I'm certain there wouldn't be any difference if Perry became a Wing.

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hate this little a* Perry and hope he's gonna get it. but...

I don't see a reason to any suspension here. the young guy needs to keep his head up and stop admiring his passes. otherwise bad things will happen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dEylfgdwEnQ#t=9s

it is a bit late and head is the main contact + Perry is no angel, so Shanaban may give him a game or two... but in all honesty - I'm perfectly OK if he rules against any suspension...

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akustyk,

Was you post of the Umberger hit to show similiarities?

That was Umberger skating with the puck with his head down, something he does quite often actually.

Zucker had passed the puck.

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NHL=No hitting league.....

The only purpose of that hit was to hurt the guy. And Perry did hit him in the head. I do not think height difference excuses it one bit.

Zucker needs to learn that even without the puck you have to pay attention for his own safety, but it does not mean that the hit was legal.

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What I don't understand is:

Exhibit A: Guy finishes check, no injury, typically = praised for finishing check.

Exhibit B: Guy finishes check, injury occurs, typically = dirty hit.

Perry will only get a suspension (for a head hit, they could still suspend him for something else if they want) if BOTH of these criteria are met:

1: Principal point of contact is head

2: Targeting of the head

I don't believe Perry targeted his head. If Zucker had his head up, quit looking at his pass, and paid attention to who was around him, he would have taken that hit and there would have been no call. Perry could have let up a little, but I really don't think he expected that to be the outcome of that hit.

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Zucker was admiring his pass but Perry's hit looks late, and he sort of throws his upper body up to try and catch more of him, which ends up just contacting more of his head.

Aside from looking late, that's a tough angle to throw a hit. Given the distance Zucker was from the boards, there's little chance this hit would end well. If Perry had hit more of his body he likely would've sent Zucker flying head first into the boards.

I don't think it was a malicious elbow or anything but it was a bad decision by Perry.

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The only purpose of that hit was to hurt the guy. And Perry did hit him in the head. I do not think height difference excuses it one bit.

Zucker needs to learn that even without the puck you have to pay attention for his own safety, but it does not mean that the hit was legal.

Well from my point of view (mind you I'm an old-school knuckle dragger) - most hits are not only intended to seperate the player from the puck, but to cause discomfort, and/or outright pain - although not always meaning to cause injury.

I'm of the opinion that height has everything to do with this hit; Perry being the taller of the 2 players involved came at him with little to no bend in his knees where as Zucker had his body turned/twisted, and was leaning more forward when the 2 collided - thus increasing the chance of Zucker's head taking a significant portion of the hit delivered by Perry.

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^ LOL Chris Pronger theory of height as it relates to cleanliness of hits????

Not Perry's fault, what is he supposed to do, control his body to hit where it is legal.

The league needs to stop punishing taller players like Perry and instead institute a mandatory height requirement!

/sarcasm

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Hit was fine the timing was fine. The only thing questionable was arm being up but he has a severe height advantage didn't look intentional. General rule is you're allowed three steps to hit someone after they get rid of puck. Sometimes refs shorten it up sometimes lengthen it.

That is most certainly NOT the general rule. What you are referring to is the rule for charging, which stipulates that a player cannot take more than three strides into any hit.

This barely got one game suspension for reference:

As Shanahan has said openly, suspensions in the playoffs will always be short.

Routine suspensions, that is. Not Torres-level affairs.

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