Wamsley01 Posted September 25, 2008 Share Posted September 25, 2008 (edited) Anytime a player is getting caugth with his head down there's a good chance the hit will look dirty, in Mark Bell's it looked like an elbow to the head, but really he was just finishing his check on a player with the puck. If Danny Alfredsson had his head a little higher, it would have been a regular shoulder-to-shoulder check. Last night, even Carbonneau agreed the hit was clean, and that Carle should have been more careful. It's like when Eric Lindros completely destroyed Andreas Dackell, it looked really nasty at first, but the truth is that Dackell put himself in a highly vulnerable position at the very last moment, and Lindros was past his point of no-return. I have seen plenty of monster hits where a player had his head down which came across as clean. The Bell hit was borderline, that is why half the people who saw it thought it was dirty, the other half clean. I did not like the way Bell finished that check, from the replay of last night I did not see Kopecky follow through with a forearm/elbow in the same manner to finish the check. I still think Bell thrusted up and through Alfreddson's head, I did not see the same thing with Kopecky. But I will reserve judgement on last night's hit until I see another angle. Edited September 25, 2008 by Wamsley01 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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