knives of ice wrote:as i said before i know we have to beat everyone but please - anyone but the rangers in the first round
I'm actually pulling for the Rangers as a 1st round match-up because the other most likely options - NJD, NYI, PHI - all give the Pens trouble on a regular basis. The Pens have absolutely owned the Rangers for years.
mikey287 wrote:I know no one likes my relative indifference to the hit and lack of punishment. Here's what Del Zotto meant to do, for those looking for a successful instance of this type of hit. It doesn't go as expected for Del Zotto (as Neal doesn't initiate contact with him as one might expect in that situation), he tries to get a piece of Neal and unfortunately he conks him in the brain bucket. Like I said before, I wouldn't have minded a look at it...but I can't, in all good conscience, call bloody murder here...
Um... Citing an example of another blown call only proves one thing... referee & league incompetence.
How is that a blown call? Neal did the exact same thing a few games ago and we all thought it was a great hit, because it was. MDZ's hit was an unsuccessful brace for contact that resulted in an elbow to the face. It should have been a penalty. It wasn't. Move on.
mikey287 wrote:What's wrong with what Koivu did there?
It's textbook elbowing.
45.1 Elbowing - Elbowing shall mean the use of an extended elbow in a manner that may or may not cause injury.
45.2 Minor Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a minor penalty, based on the degree of violence, to a player guilty of elbowing an opponent.
45.3 Major Penalty - A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee, shall be imposed on any player who uses his elbow to foul an opponent. A major penalty must be imposed under this rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent (see 45.5).
DontToewsMeBro wrote:How is that a blown call? Neal did the exact same thing a few games ago and we all thought it was a great hit, because it was. MDZ's hit was an unsuccessful brace for contact that resulted in an elbow to the face. It should have been a penalty. It wasn't. Move on.
Neal put his ass into someone... He didn't elbow or follow through with an elbow.