Re: Well, Boychuk is Done
posted at 4/4/2012 12:50 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Well, Boychuk is Done
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Well, Boychuk is Done : What's the penalty?? Just because a guy gets hit hard doesn't make it a penalty. Paille comes in with speed on the forecheck, like always, he chases the puck, Niskanen moves the puck, Paille finishes his check. C'mon, this isn't girls soccer. that was a clean hard hit. I was all for the suspension when Paille hit Sawada, because it was illegal. This one wasn't. What rule was broken? Do you not want your players to hit hard? I'm not blaming the refs for anything. But they got that one wrong.
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]The charging rule.Rule 42 - Charging
42.1 Charging - A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner.
Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A “charge” may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.
A minor, major or a major and a game misconduct shall be imposed on a player who charges a goalkeeper while the goalkeeper is within his goal crease.
I could see exactly what Paille was doing when he left the near boards at the blue line. He skated diagonally a distance of 78 feet to make the hit. When he made the hithe left his skates. To me he broke the rule based on distance and leaving his feet. Again I feel we were lucky it was only two minutes.
Boychuck lays Clean, Hard hits, he rarely ever takes more then a step or two to do so. They are calling the charge based on distance which had been ignored in the past. Guys are going to either figure it out, or they are going to put their team in compromising positions.