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02-26-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RobertKron View Post
Sure. I understand that. It's just pretty clear from the full-speed videos that he's launching upwards. It really doesn't matter if he's coming off the ice a split second before or after contact. Guy is a predatory player, but he's also not throwing Downie-McCammond flying hits. He walks the line, and times his hits really well. He also refuses to back it up, and that will make him unpopular around the league either way.
I agree that he's not throwing the types of hits that should result in suspensions. However, on hits like the Kesler, Heatley and Peverley jumping checks he should be getting charging penalties per the rulebook: "A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner."

The fact that they're unpenalized is the real problem here. If they drew penalties, he'd stop doing it and stick to the legit hard-ass bodychecks like the one on Voracek.

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