Re: Cheap shot by Taylor Hall
posted at 2/24/2013 8:15 AM EST
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
In response to hangnail's comment:
I think, and this is 100% speculation, that it was a reactionary move, not an intentionally dirty move. I have nothing whatsoever to back this up, but when I think of the thought process involved here, I see it as "Gonna get him. Damn, I'm gonna get beat here. Quick, do something" instead of "I'm taking out his knee. Perfect."
Hall isn't Marchment, Cooke, Ruutu, or Simon.
Whoa wait a minute NAS I'm glad I re-read this. Gonna get beat? By who? A guy who doesn't have the puck? If he wanted to stop him he could have just stuck his stick out and tripped him.
Hang, it seems clear to me that Clutterbuck was trying
to play the puck and missed it. I think Hall was just trying to put his rear end into Clutterbuck's stomach and barely missed. Very hard hit indeed but I can't see the amount of malice on the play that you do. That said, we're also miles apart on the Marchand/Salo incident. It would seem as if we view clean and dirty in a much different way. Oh well, I'm just glad Marchand didn't do it because Shanny would've given him 8 games at least.
Fair enough dez. I guess my major gripe is that we are seeing more and more injuries across the league just from playing the game the right way (Nash, Malkin). We don't need additional ones because someone chooses to ignore the rules and puts another players' career in jeopardy.