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11-19-2012, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Saugus View Post
He isn't jumping into the hits. His skates leave the ice surface after contact is made, because of the momentum changes. How people do not understand this is beyond me, you have to know nothing about basic physics and also nothing about open ice hits.
In many of the hits, his skate are already halfway off the ice before contact. On the Kozlov and Bassen hits in particular he's actually fully airborne before contact.

And it's not "basic physics" as you put it. A properly thrown bodycheck should be the hitter using their legs to power themselves sideways into their opponent while simultaneously bracing against the collision. The recipient of the hit therefore suffers most of the "damage", as they aren't in a braced position.

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