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02-16-2012, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by PAZUZU View Post
the marchand/emelin hit is the only one that is a player in his offensive zone trying to deliver the hip check, all others are being done by players in their defensive zones.
See, I don't think the zone where it occurs is actually the issue. The issue is in which direction is the puck carrier moving.

Is the hitter using the puck carrier's momentum to propel him? Or is the hitter PROVIDING the momentum (and changing levels in the process)?

It's tricky, and it's something that simply isn't explicitly accounted for in the rules. Although perhaps it could be considered intent to injure?

But again, I'd like to see this type of thing explicitly stated.

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