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Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's About Time...

The NHL has just put a new "cheap shot" rule into action that will remain in effect until the end of the 2009-2010 season. The rule was voted in by the NHL Owners, even before the Players Association caught wind of it, but now it appears everyone is on the same page.

"The league will prohibit lateral, back-pressure or blindside hits to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact."

The picture at the top of is Marc Savard down on the ice after a concussion given to him by Penguins' defenseman Matt Cooke. Watch any highlight of "superstar" Alexander Ovechkin from this past season, and watch how much of a goon he is. I understand he's a great player, and he can score goals like he's drinking a cup of tea, but let's be real, he plays like a scumbag. I bet if you think about it for a second, you can think of a bunch of dirty hits that happened in the past few years that should've prompted this rule sooner.

Cooke on Savard

Ovechkin being his scumbag self

Janssen on Bradley

1 comment:

  1. In my mind, him being a potential career ender is what negates him as the best player in the NHL in my mind. He has more skill than crosby, but has proven time and time again that he hits with the intent to injure. He is a dispicable player that lacks respect for the game and for his own teamates, because they are the ones that are on the wrong end of retribution when his victims and their teams retaliate. Fellow Ovi haters will enjoy this clip of him going for Malkin's head and Malkin destroys him with a simple and clean hip turn