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05-02-2013, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Thanks for posting that link.

When I watched it, it was plain to see why Eller was unconscious before his face hit the ice. His head was torqued significantly from Gryba's shoulder contact.

This will be a tough one for the League to call. As wrong as it feels and the horrible result for Eller and the Habs, I doubt seriously if the NHL suspends Gryba.

I hope I am wrong.
Agreed 100 percent. He was jolted, his head snapped, and out before the ice contact.

But the NHL uses historical definitions of technically "legal hit" where I think they need to begin enforcing on "reasonable avoidance". I believe Gryba could reasonably have made an effective play without making a Playoff intensive hit.

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