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02-17-2013, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by vokiel View Post
Why cause he finished a pretty clean check?
I know there's the element of bias, but "clean" has many parameters to it.

As you can see in the frame (and if you follow Gally's movement towards the boards, being driven in off balance), it is IMO not a check you should put your full force into (or at least the force that was evident). It also depends on whether you are trying to separate the player from the puck, which he wasn't. I know these types of checks happen often and are split second, but I've watched that a ton of times and I really do think that was a cheap hit.

I also don't think that an enforcer would have prevented it since it's in a player's instinct to make that hit. In Schenn's case, one that he should have let up on. Gally was sooooo vulnerable. He could have pinned him or taken into consideration that Gally had no chance to brace for the hit.

Can't believe this is happening to Gally, but I guess with a history and the way he plays, it's somewhat unavoidable. Sad.


Edit: Freeze at 0:19 where Gally is flailing just before the hit...
Whether dirty or not...man this sucks.

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