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Stuart faces hearing for hit to head

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Stu's first game this season and he earns himself a hearing. They must be seeing something that I don't, because I don't see this as a hit to the head. Marginally, but not hearing-worthy.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident during a game Tuesday night against the New York Rangers at SAP Center.

At 2:32 of the first period, Stuart was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing after a hit on New York forward Rick Nash.

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Here's a somewhat better angle.

Looks like his shoulder caught Nash in the jaw. He got a fair amount of body but he does an upward motion that makes it look not great. And a star player got injured, so he's probably gonna get some games.

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I always hate when things that were originally non calls like this, are all of the sudden called like 20 seconds after the fact and only when they think someone may have got injured. Just watch that first video and see how super late of a call it was.

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Man. Is it just me, or does no one on the ice seem to care that Kopecky got blind-sided by Nash? It almost looks like the linesman wanted to high five him. LOL

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wow... and nothing on weber for using Z's head as a batteringram.... sorry I know that was a while ago but geez. come on shanny

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For unnecessary rising upwards, extension outwards...the dreaded, much frowned-upon "boner check."

:lol:

I don't think I'll ever look at Stu the same way again.

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Any suspension for that hit is ridiculous.

Anyone else outraged by this?

I wouldn't say outraged, but it's most definitely a bad call. A fine, at most, and only because he came a pretty long way to deliver a hit which was, at worst, borderline.

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I feel like there's a magic 8 ball in Shanny's desk and he trusts it's judgement.

Or the magic Conch Shell.

I miss Stuart. It's weird how sometimes things (or in this case, players) aren't really appreciated until they're gone.

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Just watched Shanny's video explanation of the hit. The suspension happened because Stuart extended "upward and outward" on the hit, rather than hitting Nash squarely through the shoulder or body. Don't know that I agree it's suspension worthy, but figured I'd pass the info along in any case.

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I've always liked Shanahan and I hate it that he took this job as it's such a thankless one. There must lots of pressure coming from all sides and no matter what he does there will always be lots of complaining. I hope he's mentally tough enough.

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Ya don't agree with this call at all either. Stuart even kept his arms tucked in before impact which imo is more important. To say that his head was the primary target is stretching it. There's a hundred hits a week like this and this doesn't stand out among the other ones.

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