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11-03-2012, 02:24 AM
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Isn't that charging? Hall took, what? 4 strides to make the hit?
There is a difference between skating into a player and skating hard to get into a position to remove a player from the puck. There is nothing wrong with skating at top speed to get to where you want to go...and even if you do skate right into a player. You usually have to launch yourself or leave your feet to get called for charging.
I really hope we don't get to the point where we're counting strides after every hit. What will the penalty be? Traveling?
The reality of the situation is that Hall didn't hit Brodin in the head. He didn't leave his feet. He didn't elbow him. He didn't blindside him. The only thing wrong with the hit was that Brodin got hurt. It's very unfortunate but sometimes clean hits lead to injuries. Hitting a player very hard is not against the rules.
Edit: Also, anyone who has seen Hall's stride at full speed knows he wasn't even close to skating hard(by his standards) into Brodin.
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