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Gauthier hit on Straka

Postby FlyerNation on Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:52 am

Since this is Rangers fans West here and since there's a crazy lovae affair for anyone whoever wore a Pens uniform thought I'd ask if anyone saw Gauthier lay Straka out last night a minute into the game. The most devestating hit of the year by far of any Flyer if not the league. I thought maybe Gauthier done that little twirp a favor and might have straigtened out his eyes.

Here it is for anyone who didn't see it.

http://rapidshare.de/files/17264550/goat.wmv.html

It's a shame that division battles and tough fought games have to come down to a stupid ridiculous gimmik like the shootout.
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Re: Gauthier hit on Straka

Postby Mad City Mike on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:06 pm

It was a devasting hit for sure. I saw a video of it on OLN.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:10 pm

Gotta admit, that was one hell of a hit.

What in the world was Straka doing? I know he decided to 'skate over' the puck alongside the boards, and he was looking back over his left shoulder initially, but wow, once he turned it's almost like he never even realized another skater was there.

He's awful lucky the outcome wasn't worse than it was, looks like he hit the boards square on the shoulder blades before his helmet struck the glass.

Nasty Nasty Nasty. But it's those clean hits that are my favorite part of hockey.
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Postby Jim on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:21 pm

So when did Straka stop being so fragile? A thi like that during his last tenure in a Pens jersey would have shattered multiple bones.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:25 pm

Jim wrote:So when did Straka stop being so fragile? A thi like that during his last tenure in a Pens jersey would have shattered multiple bones.


Moving to NY from Pgh toughens you up a bit. I can testify to that. :-)
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Postby FlyerNation on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:47 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Jim wrote:So when did Straka stop being so fragile? A thi like that during his last tenure in a Pens jersey would have shattered multiple bones.


Moving to NY from Pgh toughens you up a bit. I can testify to that. :-)


ZZZIIIIIINNNNG! LOL! That was funny Ex.

Gotta give Straka respect for coming back and playing well.

I love Gauthier. I never really focused on him when he was in Calgary but man he does this game in and out. Has to be top 3 heavy hitter in the league I'd say.

If Hatcher remembered what it was like to nail a guy every once in a while the Flyers blue line could be dangerous.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:58 pm

I take it back. He definitely smacked his helmet against the glass first. In the old days before helmets... I don't even want to think about it.
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Postby spoon on Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:02 pm

I actually watched that game last night. I felt that hit on Straka in my livingroom. I think Stoosh heard me cry.

Can someone put that file on a server for me. rapid share is blocked at work.
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Postby netwolf on Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:13 pm

I saw the hit, but didn't catch the number. Now that I know it was Straka and can't believe he didn't just crumple into dust. :wink:

That was a vicious collision. I'm a little sore just from seeing it. :)
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Postby freq019 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:52 pm

not that I thought it should be penalized but did he get a penalty there since straka didn't play the puck? THose kinds of calls have been really inconsistent this year.
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Postby Ginger on Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:19 pm

Straka is a tough li'l guy & he came back & made it all right in the next period by scoring. :D
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