Thread: Confirmed with Link: Briere suspended 2 games per Darren Dreger
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11-24-2009, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by v-man View Post
There`s no way it`s clean. First off, it was a head check, second, he jumped into it (all this on top of being late). Sure it should have been called on the ice, but since refs are human I`ll accept that they can`t see everything and it could very well be that none of them saw it happen.
My point here is that you can't tell from that youtube vid whether that's true or not. He may very well have done those things, but you can't tell that for sure from that video. Like I said, if there's another angle showing it, then that's fine, but that vid is in no way damning evidence.

And even the still just can't tell with something like that. You could take stills of tons and tons of clean hits to make them look dirty. That still could be the moment he jumped off the ice, right as he crosschecked him up high. Or, it could be the moment right after he made impact with a clean hit, and was jolted into the air as a result. The momentum of his arms and stick could be coming up and away from Hannan's body there.

Again, my only point here is that the evidence in this thread so far isn't enough to tell anything for sure. If you have better video, please post it.

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