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Malkin with a cheapshot to the head of Wayne Simmonds

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03-20-2009, 10:29 PM
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He left the puck and went for the head. Can you imagine if Tootoo or Cooke did this? People would be screaming bloody murder

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03-20-2009, 10:30 PM
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How come you never post on the Kings board?

MartinVanBuren, why did you even bother making this thread? You know the outcome, dont you?
I used to post A LOT more often than I do now, and my user name used to be different.

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You guys don't get it.

THERE WERE 14 SECONDS LEFT IN A 4-1 GAME. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR THAT HIT.
There was no need for it? They play until the buzzer.

There was no need for the Kings player to have his head down.

/oh wait, you are right, you used larger font.

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He left the puck and went for the head. Can you imagine if Tootoo or Cooke did this? People would be screaming bloody murder
Simmonds ran his head into Malkin's elbow. Not the other way around.

If Wayne skates with his head up, nothing happens. The puck had just left Simmonds a fraction of a second earlier.

Maybe it's just homer talk, but I don't really see Malkin's fault here. There was nothing he could have done, unless he wanted to stop, turn, and skate the other way, hence giving Simmonds a skating lane and a shot at the puck.

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If by bias you mean that people like Ovie better than Malkin than yes, there is bias. Why do you care? Do you need validation from fans of other teams that badly?
No by bias I mean Ovie is treated like a god who can do no wrong and no I couldn't possibly care any less what other fans think.

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What????? Seriously OP that was all shoulder/arm and no elbow. Completely fine hit.

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Well he shouldn't of went for that hit so late in the game it was easily not a elbow. Simmonds head was far down malkin hit him nice and clean.

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03-20-2009, 10:31 PM
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He'll get at least a game.
No he won't. Even a goon with a rep wouldn't get a game for that.

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Thats a penalty yes but no way its dirty or suspension worthy.

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Everything about your username and post combination confuses the hell out of me, I'm sorry.
Why? Just because Evgeni Malkin is my favorite player doesn't mean I have to be a homer about it like everyone else on this board.

He's a dirty player. There's no way around it.

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03-20-2009, 10:32 PM
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It doesn't matter. The point is there is 14 seconds left. The game is out of reach and he hits the guy in his head. That was the only part of Simmonds body that he could come in contact with. It was unnecessary.
Malkin's action on the play consists of touching the puck and turning slightly to the left. Simmonds' consists of flying headlong into Malkin with his head down.
To avoid the hit, Malkin would have needed to stop dead in his tracks and give Simmonds the puck.

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It doesn't matter. The point is there is 14 seconds left. The game is out of reach and he hits the guy in his head. That was the only part of Simmonds body that he could come in contact with. It was unnecessary.
The game doesn't end with 14 seconds left on the clock. It doesn't end when one team goes up by 3 goals. You play to the buzzer.

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03-20-2009, 10:33 PM
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Ugh ... some people want this league to be care bears on ice.

Keep your head up at center ice next time Wayne.

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Thread opener: "Evgeni Malkin is a ****ing *****."

Translation: "I'm scared mommy. Make him stop!"

Wimp factor on high on an HF Friday night.

Predictably.

martin van buren: america's wimpiest president.

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The game doesn't end with 14 seconds left on the clock. It doesn't end when one team goes up by 3 goals. You play to the buzzer.
4-1 14 seconds left the game is over. I could understand if it was a shoulder to shoulder hit but the guy went after his head. Its called having respect. It was unnecessary.

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Why? Just because Evgeni Malkin is my favorite player doesn't mean I have to be a homer about it like everyone else on this board.

He's a dirty player. There's no way around it.
Saying he's a dirty player is a HUGE stretch. He's done a couple questionable things in his career but to call him dirty is ridiculous. Chris Simon, Ryan Hollweg, Jarkko Ruutu, basically any of the Flyers, those are dirty players.

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Why? Just because Evgeni Malkin is my favorite player doesn't mean I have to be a homer about it like everyone else on this board.

He's a dirty player. There's no way around it.
He's dirty sometimes, but it's more careless stuff then anything.

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03-20-2009, 10:34 PM
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Thats a penalty yes but no way its dirty or suspension worthy.
Penalty for what? No elbow...is hitting someone with their head down a penalty now?

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I LOVED seeing Malkin run off the ice after Ivanans confronted him for the run at Simmonds. What a *****.

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No by bias I mean Ovie is treated like a god who can do no wrong and no I couldn't possibly care any less what other fans think.
You should probably post less about it since you don't care.

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What about what Cooke did to Frolov?

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People will complain that he caught him with the elbow, but when the elbow is tucked against the side like that, I see no problem with it. The hit itself was probably unnecessary though, a little bit dirty.

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Why? Just because Evgeni Malkin is my favorite player doesn't mean I have to be a homer about it like everyone else on this board.

He's a dirty player. There's no way around it.
That's a pretty big stretch.

He had a bad slew-foot on Mara in last year's playoffs, but he's never done anything to suggest that was anything more than a completely isolated incident. A few borderline high hits here and there, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with this one.

It kind of stunned me to see the thread, actually.

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03-20-2009, 10:36 PM
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Ok lets stop beating around the bush.

This will end up in a Caps Vs Pens argument.

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Cheap, and unnecessary? - Most definately.

Legal hit? Yep.

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