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01-09-2013, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by egelband View Post
i had assume phaneuf hit him in the head. if he didn't..if he hit him hard in the shoulder or chest and knocked him backward, i can forgive. i just hate players going after opponents' heads. it shows a lack of respect. but a big hit into a guy's chest is fine. tough luck. anyhow, thanks for the feedback. i'm pretty psyched for hockey.
Nope, Sauer sold out to keep the puck in and Phaneuf delivered what I thought was a completely clean (but devestating) hit to Sauer - shoulder to chest, causing him to topple backwards. Because he sold out and left himself exposed to keep the puck in, he went flying; because he wore his chin strap loose, his helmet immediately flew off due to the force of the hit; and then, because of where he was on the ice, he came down so that the back of his head hit the corner of the dasher.

Bad luck all around (but for the chin strap thing), but a clean hit IMO.

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