N4L wrote:MurderOnIce wrote:Jordo wrote:MurderOnIce wrote:The hit was a bit predatory but legal. Not really necessary in a preseason game IMO. Phaneuf is not trying to earn a spot. Everyone is a bit rusty and there has not been a lot of ice time given the shortened preseason. The teams are even in different conferences, so there is no rivalry. I don't get the thought process.
All said it was legal but I wouldn't say classy on Phaneuf's part. That is certainly one you could pass up. I know I would be tapping someone one the shoulder if I was coaching the Isles and not the douche who fell over like no-one sharpened his skates.
Great line, but your post fell apart after that.
Sure, it's just preseason, but does that mean that you half Donkey yourself around the ice? I LOVED how Dion saw the situation, took a few strides and just popped him. Phaneuf is going to be insane under Sutter- I really like where Calgary is going this year.
Like Neely said- Okposo should know better. 1) don't cut into the middle with your head down, 2) NEVER blindly reach for the puck, and 3) know where big dogs like that are when you're on the ice.
If you don't follow those rules, it's relative to doing a cannonball blindfolded with a bloody nose into a pack of sharks.
We can agree to disagree... but this is similar tone to Downey's hit on MacAmmond. Same thing just a different spot on the ice. And Downey was trying to make the club. ...and I hate Downey.
Downie left his man to make the hit and it was totally unsuspected. Phaneuf was in postion and laid him out. Downie also jumped and left his feet for sure. This was like Alfi getting hammered IMO. Clean, but Bell was wearing a cage.
Bell lead with elbow and was coming from behind (that's what she said)... I don't see it as the same as the phaneuf hit...