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05-25-2010, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Psycho Papa Joe View Post
Serious question: Are hip checks illegal in the IIHF WC? If they are legal, Emelin and the Russians were screwed.
They are legal, but apparentely the refs saw this as a clipping, it is a rule where you go to the knees or below the knees. If there is an injury on the play it is automatic 5+20. Explains why Jagr didn't want to get up after he heard the whistle.

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