Re: Lucic- Get over yourself
posted at 3/30/2014 12:27 PM EDT
In response to stevegm's comment:
A 'tripping' call is pretty black and white, but it's often interpreted otherwise...even depending on the score and time of the game.
This is much more subjective in real time. I'd bet Marchand gets called for it 9 times out of 10(notoriety). IMO, on average, this exact play will be penalized at least 4 out of 10 times, for the same reason BM gets nailed on it all the time. Any low hit is an officiating lightning rod, and can go either way.
What would they call Marchand for?
63, Boston, two minutes for hip checking
63, Boston, two minutes for a low bridge
63, Boston, two minutes for a submarine job
63, Boston, two minutes for you meant to go low
63, Boston, two minutes for jeez you could have hurt him
63, Boston, two minutes for going out of his way to throw a check
63, Boston, two minutes for that's nothing like what you or Samuelsson did but we don't like it so that's what we'll try to pass off
63, Boston, targeting the other team's slower player with a legal play
Any of those sound reasonable? That's about the extent of the crybaby posts about it. I bet they don't allow hip checks in Chick Stick-n-Puck. You know, in case this sort of legal play really irks you that much.