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Tom Wilson Hit on Brayden Schenn


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#21 jollymania

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

That wasn't a charge. Wilson was forechecking the puck obviously racing in from the bench, the collision was spontaneous and incidental to the forecheck and wilson joining the play. When wilson initiated contact Schenn was in the grey zone. No way you can pin it on Wilson, the game is moving fast. Schenn is known for his big hits anyways, can't a player taste his own medicine once in awhile.


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#22 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:57 AM

Interesting...no suspension.  They felt the last second turn attributed largely to the result of the hit.

 

I actually like Shanny's explanation.

 

The reality is though that had Schenn not been so lucky and gotten a concussion, Wilson would've been suspended because it looks bad otherwise.

 

Same hit with a different outcome, very different punishment.  The league's policy of basing suspensions heavily on injury (or lack thereof) is idiotic. 



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:01 PM

 

The reality is though that had Schenn not been so lucky and gotten a concussion, Wilson would've been suspended because it looks bad otherwise.

 

Same hit with a different outcome, very different punishment.  The league's policy of basing suspensions heavily on injury (or lack thereof) is idiotic. 

This is something I am afraid to say I agree with. Unfortunately had Schenn come up bloody (even superficially) or been completely out Havlat-style then there would have been a suspension.

 

Going over the video and not having seen the Shanny video explanation, I think it was a borderline charge (he built up speed, stopped skating to watch where the puck was, then accelerated again when Schenn took control) and the worst part was probably that he decided to do the make-contact-and-throw-arms-out check instead of hitting shoulder to shoulder (the 100% clean way of hitting).


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

It always makes the League look better if the player can crawl away on his hands and knees.


Edited by cusimano_brothers, 20 December 2013 - 12:53 PM.

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