The 5+20 minute penalty on Emelin
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05-25-2010, 06:24 PM
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The same rule in the NHL as well.
Deliver a clip and if the player is injured then it is at least a 5 minute major and a game misconduct:
Fair; I suppose what I mean is that I'm not as much a fan of the end result in the IIHF, as a function of the rule(s) on the books, the ultimate interpretation by officials, and the calls made on the ice. There is generally more contextual officiating in the NHL than in the IIHF. I don't think the IIHF officials have as much license for discretion, as do officials in the NHL. I don't believe five plus a game would have resulted from that hit in the NHL, at that point of a title game, despite the presence of the rule. I think he would have received five and returned to the ice afterwards. A quibble, though.
As for the hit itself, I thought Emelin made direct contact with the knees, myself. Penalty.
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