Now those are nice hipchecks! I truly hate the Keith Ballard table-top style no matter how effective it is at injuring/taking the man out of the play. Props to his junior coach, perfect form to not only destroy the guy but prevent him from making any realistic maneuver with the puck. A hit like that won't end a career but it costs you and teaches a future lesson.
I like kostitsyn on lucic, especially because, you know, it's lucic...
Lindros demolished a few people in his time
Totally agree, it was a beautiful hit. Sincerely, I don't think he deserved a penalty on that hit. Great shoulder to shoulder hit, and Lucic had JUST given the puck away so I don't think it was late at all... Just beautiful.
This is my favorite hit ever. I don't care that it's against Boychuk. Clean hit, and Boychuk just hits a wall. Brutal.
Yeah, with that hit you have two big husky guys who are always the first to get back on their feet to prove they didn't feel it, and they're both completely floored by the impact. The energy transfer into both their bodies must have been at a car-crash level.