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11-30-2009, 06:39 PM
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OT: Ballard hits Vokoun with stick. Vokoun taken out on stretcher.

Apparently Ballard swung his stick in frustration and hit Vokoun in the head. Obviously an accident as they are on the same team. Did anyone see this? I just missed it but ESPN is talking about it.

EDIT: found a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvne...layer_embedded

Yikes. Ballard must feel like crap. Vokoun was bleeding out of his ear.

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That was unfortunate.

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Yikes...

reminds me of when that happened to Halak:



I feel horrible for Vokoun and hope he's ok, but the Halak one still cracks me up mainly because of the wtf look at the end.

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Wow thats really unfortunate... Corvo was injured today to

Whats with all the injuries this season???

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11-30-2009, 07:17 PM
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Oh jeez. Ballard must feel like ****. I hope Vokoun's okay.

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Gilbert for Ballard?

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Done and done. Ballard is pretty solid, besides this play ofcourse.

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Ballard is an absolute ******. this hissy fit "break your twig" is for Squirt age kids who throw tantrums because they suck. good to see athletes never really grow much.

Kyprios is easily one of the lamest dudes in all hockey media.

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I think he was trying to hit the post in frustration......

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Ballard is an absolute ******. this hissy fit "break your twig" is for Squirt age kids who throw tantrums because they suck. good to see athletes never really grow much.

Kyprios is easily one of the lamest dudes in all hockey media.
I didn't see the video you posted; I scrolled to the bottom for quick reply. But yeah, that's my impression of said incident.

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11-30-2009, 07:58 PM
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Wow, that's nuts. Panthers aren't much without Vokoun, so looks like it may be dive for 3rd now...

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Ballard is an absolute ******. this hissy fit "break your twig" is for Squirt age kids who throw tantrums because they suck. good to see athletes never really grow much.

Kyprios is easily one of the lamest dudes in all hockey media.
Staios smashes his stick practically every second game, maybe this will make him think about it. Call it dumb and immature, but I feel bad for Ballard because I know I've done stupid, stupid **** while angry and then realized what an idiot I was afterwards.

Those Sportsnet guys are the biggest tools for laughing about it. I'm sure Vokoun's family or a Panthers fan would really appreciate that.

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I hope Vokoun is ok...

...but I still think that Halak video is hilarious.

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Darren Mallard should re-enact what just happened on Kypreos. What a moron. Dumb play by Ballard.

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And a break, for lack of a better term, like that reminds us all why Sportsnet isn't even in remotely the same class of broadcaster as TSN, pathetic, Watters as much as Kyprios.

As for what happened, that's insane, and Ballard will have to be disciplined by the team somehow, I don't see how it can be avoided. It doesn't matter, whether there was intention or not, he's responsible.

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And a break, for lack of a better term, like that reminds us all why Sportsnet isn't even in remotely the same class of broadcaster as TSN, pathetic, Watters as much as Kyprios.

As for what happened, that's insane, and Ballard will have to be disciplined by the team somehow, I don't see how it can be avoided. It doesn't matter, whether there was intention or not, he's responsible.
Anger managment?


Honestly I think he feels bad enough and he'll hear about it for the rest of his career. I'd imagine that he never makes that move again, and that alot of players around the league will follow suit. A meeting with some folks upstairs would probably do the trick, plus alot of sucking up to Vokun.

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Yikes. Ballard must feel like crap. Vokoun was bleeding out of his ear.
Thankfully it doesn't sound like the bleeding was internal. Hope he's ok.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=300616

Vokoun had an ear laceration and was alert when taken by ambulance to a local hospital, a Panthers spokesman said.

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Not against the rules, lets move on people.

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