What was Ovechkin thinking?

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What was Ovechkin thinking?

Post by supercanuck » Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:05 pm

Anyone see Ovechkin's hit on Briere? What was he thinking? Briere was in a totally vulnerable position and he had no chance to protect himself. Good thing Ovechkin didn't totally pound him into the boards.

He should be suspended for that.

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Post by Jyrki21 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:58 pm

I'm sure he will be... it was stupid, stupid, stupid.

I really like Ovechkin, but he's got to exert more control than that... reminded me of Dale Hunter on Pierre Turgeon.
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Post by Linden Is God » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:30 pm

Yeah I really don't know what the hell he was thinking. Its too bad, because he's such a beauty to watch, but this will hang over his head for awhile.
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Post by Rising Sun Canuck » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:08 am

I wonder if something happened during the game?. I'm interested in hearing his comments to his cheap hit.

I've seen the reply a few times and he should have never nailed briere in such a position, It seems like it could have be a brain cramp and he was just going for a hit.

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Post by SRsez » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:24 am

Why was the hit so bad? Because the door opened? He hit him slighty from behind, not directly into the boards, with his shoulder, and he was 6 feet from the boards as well.

2 games max. It simply wasn't that dirty a play. In fact, hits like those happen almost every game.
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Post by Jyrki21 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:35 am

Yeah, I've since watched it again, and I don't think it was nearly as bad as I originally thought... it's not like he ploughed him into the boards, more gave him a bump that went wrong.
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Post by midknight » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:14 am

probably has something to do with the fact that briere weighs about 35lbs

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Post by Cornuck » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:45 pm

anyone seen a video posted of this?
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Post by randymeeks » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:17 pm

Not only was it a late hit, it was a hit from behind as well. Definitely a 5 minute penalty. And yes, it should be a suspension.
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Post by Cornuck » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:20 pm

Thanks - those are the kind of hits that have to be punished. Ovechkin's been playing long enough to know that Briere was going off the ice and was not part of the play. So to hit him from behind, near the boards is inexcusable.

Were he not a poster boy for the 'new' NHL, I would think that he would have been suspended - and rightly so.

Once again, the league shows their hypocracy.
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Post by Island Nucklehead » Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:31 pm

Yep, if that's Ruutu or Avery they're gone for 10.

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Post by ververgaert » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:36 pm

So by not treating him as they would anybody else the N.H.L has basicaly put a price on his head for the next caps - sabres game. Smart.
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Post by JCardinal » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:36 pm

Tucker does a hit like that every time I watch the Leaves to cheer for whoever is playing them, judging by what he seems to get, 2 minutes for roughing must be the appropriate penalty.

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Post by supercanuck » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:24 am

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=187011&hubname=

So according to TSN there will probably be NO suspension and just a fine. What a joke. They should give him at least one game. Colin Campbell and the NHL is a joke. I hope there's no retribution in the next game between the Caps and the Sabres.

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