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01-23-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
Emelin drilled Malone when Malone didn't have the puck. That's an ILLEGAL hit. You can't break a guy's neck, unless you're superman, but Malone could have smashed his head against the ice.
The only thing illegal about Emelin's hit was the fact that Malone didn't had the puck.

That's it. Any open ice hit can potentially cause head damage for falling on the ice, but that's how the game is played.

Had Emelin boarded Malone, or slewfooted him, or anything that, by itself, would be dangerous for the player's safety... then yhea, he would have deserved to be jumped.

But that wasn't the case. It was a LEGAL HIT done at an ILLEGAL MOMENT.

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