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12-07-2011, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
I'm going to be honest, I am having trouble understanding why this is not being classified as a headshot. MY PERSONAL OPINION is that is was a clean hit, I am talking strictly UNDER THE RULES.

Yes, Phanuef made contact with the body as well, but he hit him chin to jaw. Moreover Pacioretty also made split body/head contact in this video:



Honest question, it doesn't matter now anyway.

Likely beacuse the head was not the principal point of contact, and it's clear that head was not targeted. Phaneuf is a fair amount taller than Sauer, to the point that Sauers head, in all fairness, is at Dion's shoulder level.

Contact to the head is not illgeal. Targeted, isolated contact to the head is.

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