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12-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Don't think it is a dirty hit but it isn't a good one either. Plante knows he is going to get hit and he also knows he has to play that puck. If he doesn't make a play on the puck he could end up on the next plane to OKC so he tries to make a play and pays the price. The problem with Wiese is that he has the guy at his mercy. Like any D going back for the puck you are at the players mercy when he is behind you. He could just rub him out but instead he chooses to hit him as hard as he can.
FYI Plante doesn't turn into the boards. He makes a back hand back up the boards and Weise hits him on the shoulder that takes him into the boards face first. Guess what happens when you get hit from the sides in hockey? You go forward.
Nothing against that and if Plante doesn't hit his face against the boards he probably goes after Wiese and pounds him out. I am just disappointed the Oilers responded so blah after.
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