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11-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
1) It's not a good clean check if you're in the air before you hit the guy. So don't mind me if I push aside the "oh yeah, good old time hockey, blah blah" announcing. And I'm not trying to bash any specific announcers; every announcer and especially every player-turned-announcer is quick to note "oh yeah, nothing wrong with that hit." if it was thrown by "their guys" and there isn't a penalty coming. Regardless of what the hit looked like.

2) You must have problems in anatomy class if you think those were shoulder-to-chest hits. As I said earlier, some were clear elbows, some were hits where the elbow was the point of contact but it was tucked, some were clean. The fact that you think Stevens railroading Kariya practically from behind, throwing a flying elbow at Kris King, or flinging an elbow out to nab Langkow were all clean shoulder-to-chest hits is absolutely stunning.
Dude don't even bother arguing it, you are dead on seeing exactly what I do. People are going to continue to defend it and bring up that he only ever got 4 elbowing penalties ever and use that as some bogus excuse for why he never elbowed someone, or use the "announcer calls it a clean hit" straw man and not actually look at what they are talking about. They will continue to use the excuse that when you collide with someone in hockey you leave your feet which is true. But what they won't say or explain is how when he first makes contact the elbow of a 6'2 Defensemen is hitting the head of a 6'4 forward. Tucked or untucked its the same thing especially when he "follows through".

The only reason I brought it up was because someone tried to claim Pronger was somehow more dirty then Stevens.

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