Friday, February 27, 2009

Kaleta ends Brind'Amours Life



Kaleta just absolutely destroys the life of Rod "A face only a mother could love" Brind'Amour. Totally worth it.

The 'Canes should be glad the penalty was called, anymore time on the ice and Rod "-29" Brind'Amour could've been out there for another. I crack myself up.

6 comments:

Josh said...

It was a perfectly clean hit too. The refs, just don't know how to react to a great hit.

James said...

You both let your fandom obstruct your vision. This is charging, not a clean hit.

The Bastahd said...

My unbiased view (Boston fan) is that no penalty was merited. I guess it is charging per letter of the law ("as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner") but really didn't merit it in my mind. After all, letter of the law is rarely followed...

Vance said...

Personally, I'm not going to say it's a clean hit, because he definitely "charged" as The Bastahd laid out for us.

But it's not like Brind'Amour didn't still have the puck and it was layin' at his feet. Is he not open to being hit then? Just askin

Anonymous said...

NHL Rule 47: Charging

Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A "Charge" may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.

It was a charge...helluva hit, but it was a penalty. Also, Buffalo Sabres fans are obnoxious :-)

James said...

I agree he's in possession of the puck, therefore he can be hit.
But there's a way to hit him and gain control of the puck, and there's charging.
I don't really like Rod Brindo (really don't like him in fact) but I think Kaleta went a bit overboard on this one...

 
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