Yeah, players get blindly jumped and taken down to the ice while getting pummeled every night in the NHL.
No big deal!
Last edited by mudfisher; December 9th, 2013 at 10:03 AM.
As for a possible injury resulting in a injury if you run a guy, sure it is possible, but an injury can result from any play involving contact. If you are clean in running a guy then there is no problem.
LOL btw the love affair with crosby continues.. clipped skates!
Y! SPORTSLater in the first period, Marchand clipped skates with Penguins captain Sidney Crosby while playing the puck. He fell and lay on his side. Neal glided at Marchand as the play went up ice, altered his angle slightly, put his left knee straight into Marchand's head – and never looked back.
ALL responsibility is on the Thornton here. Period.
And explain to me again how the slewfoot to take him down when he's unsuspecting and otherwise engaged doesn't matter...
Last edited by FishMonger; December 9th, 2013 at 04:31 PM.
Hipcheck posted a link to a youtube video previously:
At the end are some good slow motion recaps of each incident.
At about 6:44 is the Thornton/Orpik stretcher incident. It's iffy to me to say Thornton extended his leg behind Orpik's for a takedown. The case could be make he did that for balance, since it seemed like he went in there with the intent of taking Orpik down. But what I noticed in the incident is I don't think Orpik's injuries had anything to do with the shots to the face/head. The view of the incident I just mentioned shows that when Orpik goes down, right after Thornton's first swing, Thornton drops a knee and it lands right on Orpik's upper body (doesn't look like the knee is intentional, just Thornton going down to the knee for better leverage). This is when it looks to me like Orpik really cries uncle. Coupled with earlier footage of the trainers on the ice with Orpik (look at 2:23 or so), and I think it might have been the knee that did most, if not all, of the damage. The trainer is trying to pinpoint the source of the pain, it seems...and he's probing Orpik's upper back between his shoulder blades. Not his neck. I also noted it looks like Orpik never lost consciousness, so I don't really think it's a case of a "glass jaw". I think Thornton's knee dropped on Orpik's ribs at an awkward angle, and may have done anything from the equivalent of a strain, to dislocation of a rib (or 2 or 3) to even breaking some ribs.
Last edited by NastiMarvasti; December 9th, 2013 at 09:41 PM.