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ValpoHockey

Member Since 08 May 2011
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In Topic: Abdelkader ejected for "vicious" hit at World Championships

22 May 2014 - 01:07 PM

I think people are making it out to be worse than it actually was. Vicious hit, but there didn't seem to be a dirty malicious intent behind it. The Czech player was in the worst possible position and Abdelkader was already committed to the hit. A split second reaction on a hit like that is tough. If the player had braced himself a bit more, I don't think you'd see him pop up in the air like that. In hockey, it's natural to follow through upwards on a hit, so once contact is made, the energy of the player giving the hit is naturally going to escape in an upwards motion. To make matters worse, the player that got hit had a weak center of gravity on his right foot because he was following through with a shot, which made the hit more vicious and caused Abdelkader to essentially bounce right off him without taking much of the impact from the hit.

 

It's kind of like a car going 80 hitting a car going 20... their energy has to go somewhere. 

 

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In Topic: WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

29 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

What does it take to get a power play goal? This series would be over if we were just average.

In Topic: WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

27 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

I can't believe the no call for the high stick on Smith on their third goal, the horrible puck drop on that first goal, and the penalty shot. Those three events were baffling and directly affected the game.

In Topic: WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

27 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

Toews or however the hell you spell it should have gotten thrown out of the dot on the faceoff where they scored. Absolute joke of a puck drop. Toews starts with his stick on the ice, Hank swats twice, his stick ends up on the ice and Toews in the air for a clean win that sets up the goal. I don't understand why the ref waited that long and dropped that puck when the away teams stick was in the air.

In Topic: WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

23 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

Can someone explain why if Eaves would have enclosed his hand on the puck during the pk it would have been a penalty? Is that an actual rule?