WHAT???? He uses his elbow to raise his shoulder? I think his shoulder is more than capable of moving itself, independent of any help from the elbow. His elbow is tucked into his side just as you said it should be. Just drop the elbow angle, it isn't helping your argument at all. I try to be as unbiased as I possibly can when posting about these types of things and I have watched all available angles of this video and looked at the still shots of the impact, and all I have to say is, you ar
I could not disagree more concerning the legality and illegality of hits than I do with this post. This is EXACTLY how I want NHL players to hit players with the puck who are not paying attention to their surroundings. Take this video, and put it in the book showing the proper way to deliver a hit. I'm sorry, but anyone who says this kind of hit does not belong in our game is trying to neuter it, and is wrongly trying to remove the responsibility from the player who has the puck for keeping hims
You're welcome to have a dissenting opinion, but we are also welcome to tell you that you're opinion is wrong. Obviously, the NHL doesn't agree with you either, since Gudas wasn't suspended. Not sure if he was even contacted by the league about it. But hey, in the end it's just a message board with all sorts of opinions. We all rip on each other for opinions we have on a variety of topics.
Rinaldo did not explode up either. I think Gudas actually shrugs up more than Rinaldo did.
Either way, no suspension. Again, remove the head from the equation...does he still get good contact with the body? Of course. That means he drove through the body. It was a good open ice hit.
If they do suspend him, then I give up...I have no idea what a legal/illegal hit is in this league.