Around the League Pt 4: Official 2013 Playoffs: Canucks are done
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05-03-2013, 10:13 AM
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Diaz is sure getting picked apart for his "suicide pass" which led to Lars Eller getting badly hurt.
I think the hit was marginally harsh by todays standards. Gryba needs to make HARD contact on that play...and Im not sure there was much he could or should be doing to protect the opposing player. That being said...it was a gruesome result and Shanny might be a bit scared of the optics if he doesn't add some sort of punishment during todays hearing.
Diaz gave a team mate a pass in a bad time/spot but Eller was asking for the puck by presenting his stick and being there in the first place...so...sure its a suicide pass...but...anytime your about to get involved with the puck your supposed to have your head on a swivel, know where you and your opponents are and protect yourself.
Its a lot to ask when the game is moving fast, trust me, I understand this. There are times when guys simply can't have all the angles covered and they're going to be vulnerble.
Shanny can't make his decision based on optics. I haven't seen the hit in slow motion, so I've yet to make my decision. But the NHL can't just make a decision to please the Habs.
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