Yeah im not sure i would call the "guy coming to hit me so i will duck and send him flying over me" a real hip check, the ones i enjoy are when an offensive player is skating hard into the zone and the dman matches his speed skating backwards cuts of the angle then bang! It's such a risky play because if you miss ur out of the play!
Hall's suspension wasn't an attempted hip check. How often is there a hip check when skating directly at the other player? I don't think the hit was intentionally malicious, but it was just a dangerous play when there was no legit hit to be had.