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01-13-2013, 11:52 AM
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Question about Kasparaitis hit on Lindros

Me and my friends used to email each other this video, and I was always curious who the Pens players are on the bench between 1:09 - 1:16 who are congratulating Darius K with huge grins on their faces. Anyone recognize them? I'm not passing judgment on anything in the video, just curious.


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01-13-2013, 12:04 PM
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#95 is Morozov and #38 is Andreas Johansson. I figured 38 was Jan Hrdina watching quickly the first time, but seems to be one season early.

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#95 is Morozov and #38 is Andreas Johansson. I figured 38 was Jan Hrdina watching quickly the first time, but seems to be one season early.
Cool - thanks. I wasn't even sure what year that happened.

There's some gallows humor in that moment, though these days it might go against the image the NHL would prefer, LOL

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#95 is Morozov and #38 is Andreas Johansson. I figured 38 was Jan Hrdina watching quickly the first time, but seems to be one season early.
Yeah, I don't think it's Hrdina because his first season was 98-99. What year was the Kasparaitis hit by the way?

Edit, I totally missed you saying it was Johansson. My bad.


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A Lithuanian destroys a Canadian NHL demigod and a Russian and a Swede congratulate him on the hit. Don Cherry's dream or nightmare?

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Yeah, I don't think it's Hrdina because his first season was 98-99. What year was the Kasparaitis hit by the way?

Edit, I totally missed you saying it was Johansson. My bad.
This was after the Olympics in 1998. I think it was March of 1998. You know, it was Lindros' fault all along. He did this way too often with his head down. Gretzky was never that stupid if anyone is wondering why he rarely got hit. I'll say it to this day, it was a clean hit, and is a clean hit in 2013 too. Lindros is barrelling down the wing, what exactly do you want a defenseman to do with the Big E coming into the zone? You hit him, plain and simple. Lindros had played hockey for 20 years at this moment, he should have known better.

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A Lithuanian destroys a Canadian NHL demigod and a Russian and a Swede congratulate him on the hit. Don Cherry's dream or nightmare?
Don Cherry talked about it at the time, and the whole segment was about "you kids" keeping your heads up. He basically said it was all Lindros' fault.

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Clean and some unnecessary gloating and smirking from the Penguins players. I can't recall what happened during the rest of this game or subsequent games, but if I was a Flyer I would have gone after the guys laughing because of that and not the hit. I cannot believe how long Lindros has his head down for. Its like he thinks he's playing PeeWee.

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Clean and some unnecessary gloating and smirking from the Penguins players. I can't recall what happened during the rest of this game or subsequent games, but if I was a Flyer I would have gone after the guys laughing because of that and not the hit. I cannot believe how long Lindros has his head down for. Its like he thinks he's playing PeeWee.
Agree with everything you said 100 percent. Lindros should have kept his head up and it was a clean hit. For Morozov of all people to be laughing at that is kind of pathetic.

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This was after the Olympics in 1998. I think it was March of 1998.
Thank you

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Agree with everything you said 100 percent. Lindros should have kept his head up and it was a clean hit. For Morozov of all people to be laughing at that is kind of pathetic.
Why Morozov in particular? (I'm not disputing you, just curious. I don't know much about him)

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Why Morozov in particular? (I'm not disputing you, just curious. I don't know much about him)
Only because he wasn't a great player and he also wasn't a tough guy. I can sort of see if someone like David Roche (although I don't think he was on the team at that point) had a good laugh about it but it just seemed odd that Morozov would. That said, I don't really think it should have been celebrated by any player no matter their reputation as Lindros was hurt. If he wasn't hurt and got right back up, I wouldn't really find anything wrong with the bench reaction at all but it just seems a bit distasteful to congratulate someone or laugh about it when someone got hurt,

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Clean and some unnecessary gloating and smirking from the Penguins players. I can't recall what happened during the rest of this game or subsequent games, but if I was a Flyer I would have gone after the guys laughing because of that and not the hit. I cannot believe how long Lindros has his head down for. Its like he thinks he's playing PeeWee.
That just tells you how hated Lindros was in the league. The guy dished out a fair share of questionable to downright malicious checks. No surprise to me tbh

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This was after the Olympics in 1998. I think it was March of 1998. You know, it was Lindros' fault all along. He did this way too often with his head down. Gretzky was never that stupid if anyone is wondering why he rarely got hit. I'll say it to this day, it was a clean hit, and is a clean hit in 2013 too. Lindros is barrelling down the wing, what exactly do you want a defenseman to do with the Big E coming into the zone? You hit him, plain and simple. Lindros had played hockey for 20 years at this moment, he should have known better.
He never, ever learned. in 2000 Scott Stevens nearly ended his career. Well some think he was never the same after that hit.
I had no issue with the hit by Kasparitis. But like many others, I took serious issue with members of the Pens taking great joy in seeing a player hurt.

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Clean and some unnecessary gloating and smirking from the Penguins players. I can't recall what happened during the rest of this game or subsequent games, but if I was a Flyer I would have gone after the guys laughing because of that and not the hit. I cannot believe how long Lindros has his head down for. Its like he thinks he's playing PeeWee.
ya, that really is amazing. Literally a step past center to the blue line with his head down the entire time. And not like it's just his gaze down, but with his head advertising that it's down. That is just crazy.

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ya, that really is amazing. Literally a step past center to the blue line with his head down the entire time. And not like it's just his gaze down, but with his head advertising that it's down. That is just crazy.
The Legion of Doom was known for setting picks at the blueline just like Leclair attempted in this particular situation. DK timed Lindros clearing the pick to perfection. - example of studying videos.

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Clean and some unnecessary gloating and smirking from the Penguins players. I can't recall what happened during the rest of this game or subsequent games, but if I was a Flyer I would have gone after the guys laughing because of that and not the hit. I cannot believe how long Lindros has his head down for. Its like he thinks he's playing PeeWee.
This happened almost everytime Lindros got his. He was despised by opponents mostly because he did dirty cheap things like elbow people in the head and never took responsibillity for it but blamed it on that he was "protecting himself".

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Lindros: low hockey IQ

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Clean hit. Head down like he was playing Atom. Lindros' kryptonite.

********* reaction on the part of Morozov/Johansson. Real quality human beings there.

Edit: Wow...'d*****b*g' is censored. Go figure.

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Lindros - million dollar body and a 10 cent head.

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Clean hit.

HEADS UP BOYS!

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Lindros - million dollar body and a 10 cent head.
Reminds of the tin man's song..."if i only had a brain!"

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Clean hit. Head down like he was playing Atom. Lindros' kryptonite.

********* reaction on the part of Morozov/Johansson. Real quality human beings there.

Edit: Wow...'d*****b*g' is censored. Go figure.
Its the Flyers - Pens rivalry. Seen that **** many times but maybe not as blatant. Tbh I smiled when I saw Lindros down like that. It's called karma.

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Lindros - million dollar body and a 10 cent head.
Geezus, are you guys ever being hard on him.... nice guy.... take the time he was out hunting with his brother Brett.... collapses.... comatose.... Eric dials 911 on his cell, tells the operator he thinks his brothers dead... operator tells him to check, make sure... silence.... gunshot.... "ok, now what"?.

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He never, ever learned. in 2000 Scott Stevens nearly ended his career. Well some think he was never the same after that hit.
I had no issue with the hit by Kasparitis. But like many others, I took serious issue with members of the Pens taking great joy in seeing a player hurt.
For all intents and purposes, Stevens ended his career. Lindros held out the entire next year and then Philly finally traded him to start the 2001-'02 season and while that year he was a point a game guy the truth is he was nowhere near the best player in the game anymore. He wasn't even in the conversation. He was a shadow of his former self at that time. And to top it off, that was the last decent season he had because then it REALLY went downhill after 2002. He just didn't strike fear into anyone like he once did.

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