Thoughts on preemptive hits (a la Letang on Tavares)
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05-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Both are going for the puck, but Letang is nowhere near it when he stops and checks Tavares. It's unsuspecting because Letang doesn't even attempt to play the puck and instead stops up to check JT at the goal line. Do you really think if Tavares was expecting a check he would have landed on his ass that easily?
What do you define as "nowhere near it"? He was like 2 feet from it before he stopped up to collide with Tavares. Again, if Tavares wasn't expecting contact, then that's his fault. And yeah, Letang is a strong ass dude, so I'm not surprised Tavares went flying.
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