hilarious remixed video... but I'm SHOCKED no one mentioned this yet. The infamous Dale Hunter cheapshot on Pierre Turgeon
The best (if you want to call anything the best in that situation) part is Rich Pilon, who was about as agile as a cement mixer jumping and flying through the air the get at Hunter like an olympic figure skater. I guess you really don't know what gifts you have until you get angry enough.
Controversial hit, but no worse than a lot of Stevens' hits. I've seen it called an elbow, but it's really a shoulder to the face. Lafontaine's chin hits right off the Penguins crest on Leroux's shoulder. This would be a suspension now, but it was legal at the time.
Last edited by Zen Arcade: 12-24-2012 at 11:05 AM.
Best hit I've ever seen, I still remember the sound it made when watching the game live on TV. I could swear I remember Bruins fans saying Neil turtled after the hit to avoid fighting Big Z
Like its been said, that was two husky guys who are very solid on their skates. SO much force involved, very lucky someone didnt get hurt.
Either way Im glad that now that the dust has settled it seems like even the Bruins fans can appreciate how monstrous and clean and rare that kind of hit is.
Particularly considering that Neil fought Chara later in the game. He wound up kneeling over Chara who was flat on his back on the ice, with his fist ready to fly... He let Chara off easy and just skated away. Total badass with class.
It was funny because I've never seen one player have as bad a playoffs as Stevens had (1999 playoffs he played absolutely miserably at least in my opinion) only to follow it up with as good of a playoff showing (2000 he was a man on a mission, even a bit of an offensive threat although the stats might not show it, just a totally dominating performance)