I may be alone on this one, but I don't think it was that dirty. The end result, not good, but from my observations I see a player (Hall) lining Clutterbuck up just as he was about to play the puck, only for the puck to flounder in a different direction. It's a fast game and Hall had already locked into and committed for contact, only to not make full contact, therefore clipping him more down low/off to the side. Add in Hall probably doesn't know how to make these sort of hits with ease, and it didn't work out exactly how he wanted/intended. Unfortunate play, in my own opinion.
With that being said, the result and the way it transpired wasn't good. I think Hall committed for the hit only to not make contact how he anticipated given how it unfolded. I don't view Hall as a reckless player who would seek out this sort of contact. He may get suspended a game or what not, but I won't be surprised if he gets nothing.
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I am going to say it was a hit/hip check gone wrong. Hall had lined him up for the hipcheck then it almost seems like he had second thoughts but ended up clipping him. One game at most. If Hansen can get away with only one game to a forearm/elbow to the back of a defenseless players head this may not even warrent suspension.
it will be interesting to see what Shanaban has up his sleeve today.
its also very hard to judge hits these days as we see them all in super slow motion, from every angle, with all day to critic..... while the players on the ice have a split second to react.