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01-23-2012, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by n8 View Post
when you watch the replay, totally makes sense. skate to skate contact put McD off balance and what would have been a relatively normal -to- borderline play becomes a scary hit leading to a suspension. you normally don't expect a player to fall over like that when you are coming in on the puck like that. still, contact was initiated 4-5 ft away from the boards.
This is how I see it, as well. Didn't notice the skate to skate contact at first, and I was a bit surprised he fell so hard into the boards from what seemed to be a somewhat gentle (still reckless though) push.

Unbelievable he didn't get hurt on that play.. Of course, they are athletes in very good shape..if that was me, I'd probably still be hospitalized.

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