the "late" hit by Janssen

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the "late" hit by Janssen

Postby Jelly » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:47 am

what happens when a Maple Laffs gets checked, drops to the ice, hits his head on the boards, sent to the hosptial , and is scheduled to be cleared to leave the hospital?

the dude who hits him gets to go to a hearing ....

wait.. the Refs on the ice didn't even give a penalty!..

nope, he caused Maple Laffs a hospital bill.. he must be suspended!

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Postby levelheaded » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:47 am

It WAS a pretty late hit. Would you have let Bert get off without a suspension if Moore had stood up and skated away? Penalties and suspensions can't be judged on the injury, it has to be the intent. The NHL hasn't seemed to work that out yet. I think automatic 3 game suspensions (like Emery got for Slashing Lapierre) should be imposed if it is deemed the hit was a cheap shot or an attempt to injure. In no way do I want hitting or fighting out of the sport, but I DON'T want a repeat of the Bertuzzi incident ever again. The NHL's name has been dragged through the mud more then enough times of late.
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Postby Broda » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:48 am

are you kidding me... did you not see the hit. That was way late. He passed the puck off and if people say that that Neil hit was late.. it was roughly .7 secs after he passed it.. count this one. It was a brutal hit in a brutal place too. It has nothing to do with Kaberle being a leaf. Cam Janssens is a nut job, al he does on the ice if you watch his three minutes a night is run at people.. the other night agaisnt the penguiens he took about a 85 foot run at someone behind the net and jumped at him. He missed but i have never seen a guy hit the boards so hard. He is a dirty player and there is no excusing him. He isn't a regular tough guy is just a young punk who is already ugly enough and doesn't care about his looks anymore. Im sure his boyfriend likes his personallity anyway.
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Postby randymeeks » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:09 pm

Geez..... I should try to see the replays to see what the hit was like. Sure is causing an uproar.

Seems like you have to almost kill someone to get a suspension in the NHL now.
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Postby Meerschaum » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:03 pm

I thought the Neil hit was borderline legal. But this one was clearly late and Janssens left his feet. Good call by the League.
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Postby Jelly » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:07 pm

i duno, just seems weird to me how the dude's gonna be fine coming out of the hospital .. and the league goes rambo on Cam's ass..

Others intent to injure others, and the league blind eyes it
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Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:40 pm

Dirty, late, high hit on a star player by a goon...everything this league wants to avoid. The guy got three games and I think he probably should have gotten five, just to send the message.

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Postby Linden Is God » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:47 pm

randymeeks wrote:Geez..... I should try to see the replays to see what the hit was like. Sure is causing an uproar.

Seems like you have to almost kill someone to get a suspension in the NHL now.



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Postby levelheaded » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:20 pm

Three games is a disgrace. That is one of the dirtiest hits I have seen in a very long time. 8-10 games would've been much more reasonable. He was 100% trying to hurt Kaberle, no question about it. Janssen should be ashamed of himself.
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Postby Tukaram » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:43 pm

He was just "finishing his check" people; so what if Kaberle got rid of the puck 10 minutes eariler?
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Postby OCWilson » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:48 pm

Hey all, I have been reading your posts for a few years now and decided to add my two cents here and there. I have actively played the game for over 40 years and have been a loyal Canucks fan from the start.

Anyway, I don't think there is any place in the game for a hit like that. Not if we want to avoid needless injuries, or worse yet career ending injuries. I can't believe his teamates were too happy with that hit either?

I saw it as clearly a late hit, and if you look closely, he was not the last person to touch the puck either. I don't think that rule has changed???
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Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:02 pm

Welcome!

Couldn't agree more. I like the idea of a tough guy to have a dust up now and then, but the whole reason they went to this "new NHL" was to allow the skilled guys to play. If Jansen does his job, he cranks guys fairly, and has the odd tustle with Belak. That hit was just dirty, I can't believe the refs didn't call it in the game, and I can't believe he only got three games.
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Postby OCWilson » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:50 pm

Thanks Island for the welcome.

I agree, how is that call missed? Just shows that refs are far from perfect, even in the NHL. They blew the call, plain and simple I believe. I appreciate the efforts players like Janssens make, they just need to stay inside the boundaries of what THEY KNOW are solid, fair hits. Not many like a hard hit more than me, but who wants injuries? What I meant on my earlier post was that I would expect that Janssens would get some heat from his own players over that hit...even if it is the silent treatment.
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Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:01 pm

It's yet another case of a marginal, fringe NHL player trying to get more ice time by taking out a star. The league tried cracking down on this with the obstruction calls, and I think they really screwed up by not giving this guy at least 5 games. The hit was dirty in almost ever respect. Those refs should be given a stern lecturing, there's no excuse in a two man system for anything of that magnitude to go un-noticed (two 200+ pound men crashing into eachother...go figure!). I wonder, since it would most definately qualify as a major penalty, why neither of the linesmen said anything, weird all around.

Regardless, the league really missed an opportunity to say enough is enough. Suter on Gretzky, Samuelson on Neely, Kasparitis on any of his knees, Domi on Niedermayer, Moore on Naslund, I bet you could make a massive list of these things, all which resulted in different reactions from the league office. I think if they're serious, they would start suspending any suspicious hit from a marginal player on a star just to send the message. I'm totally fine with a guy like Jansen earning his ice-time running over guys like Kaberle, but when it happens in such a horrid fashion...there's no place in the game for that.
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Postby Jelly » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:44 am

watching the hit solidfies my opinon.

it was late no doubt, but he didn't ram his head to the boards,

it was an open ice hit, it was a freak accident that Kaberle's head hit the boards.

if this hit was in the playoffs, the league wouldn't do anything about it.
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