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05-25-2010, 04:11 PM
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Psycho Papa Joe
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Originally Posted by Siberian View Post
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.
That was above the knees. I think most of the force was directed at the thighs and some at the mid section. Per the rules, I think that should be considered a good hit.

I'll be honest, I wanted the Czechs to win that game. But as far as I can remember, that has always been considered a legal hipcheck. The Russians were boned.

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