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#1807266 OHL Hit

Posted by E_S_A_D on 02 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

A post from another forum from a fan at the game:
I was at the game, I can't be very wordy right now (I'll explain in a sec) but I had to reply.

This is the result of the NHL's refusal to take head shots and head hunters seriously. The kids in Jr are trying to get into the NHL so they emulate what they see on the hilite reels. Liambis is a 20 yr old over-ager with 4 career goals and he just cut Fanelli down. A 16 yr old kid with a world of potential prior to last night.

A lot of the fans left the building as they couldn't stop shaking and really couldn't care less about hockey itself after that incident. I can say I've been a die hard hockey fan for over 30 years and prior to last night, I don't believe I've ever cried at a hockey game or seen anywhere near that many people crying in the stands and on the ice.

I'm going to cut it here rather than getting on a soap box, after watching in horror for 40 minutes while paramedics fought to save the kid's life, with his parents nearby in the crowd and the teams gathered in prayer circles at center ice, and the kid that hit him bawling his eyes out in the walkway for the zamboni (he was thrown out of the game). I have a hard time caring much about hockey anymore until the idiots like Campbell and Burke stop their refusal to acknowledge the head hunting problem and the NHL (and hockey in general) does something to stop this once and for all.

#1807258 OHL Hit

Posted by E_S_A_D on 02 November 2009 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (I Red Wings I @ November 2, 2009 - 09:29PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay I'll say it since no one else has the cojenes to. A lot of you are some serious prima donnas, high hit, armor shoulder pads? The pads are too hard? Give me a break, kid got wrecked

That's just ignorant. I am the biggest pro-toughness person in the world, but a horrible incident as this doesn't require comments such as this. I was at the Lions game in the early 1990s in which Utley broke his neck for the Lions. The eerie silence in the crowd was like nothing I've ever experienced at a sporting event.

This kid is a 16 year old with hockey talent that still goes to k-12 school. Saying he got wrecked is disturbing. See, people here think I'm just a pro goon rip 'em up fan. Absolutely not, I'm a hockey purist that believes in the game. Horrible incidents such as this are the equivalent to a trajedy in a Nascar race. They can happen, but saying someone got wrecked is really not needed.

#1807239 OHL Hit

Posted by E_S_A_D on 02 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

He has skull and facial fractures. This is horrible news, he's in critical condition. His poor Mom fainted reports TSN. This is just awful thing of contact sports, I feel horribly for his family. Here's to a speedy recovery.

#1784257 Jonathan Roy faces assault charge

Posted by E_S_A_D on 30 September 2009 - 01:38 PM

This is the kind of b.s. that Roy pulled that gives hockey fights a bad name. Nothing more here than a testosterone driven child that couldn't control his emotions.