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About The Nazem Kadri Hit On Daniel Sedin

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

Look, I understand it’s hard to weigh in on this subject without sounding like a complete homer but, really, who cares at this point? The hit made contact with Sedin’s head. It also came from behind, it was late and it was delivered by a repeat offender.

In short, it satisfied any criteria for a dangerous play. And for the NHL to hide behind its interpretation of the rulebook and some precedent that’s unfamiliar to anyone outside the department of player safety is the worst kind of joke.

This is precisely the kind of hit the league has been trying to take out of the game for over a decade but, with this decision, they’ve sent the clear message that maybe it’s not that big a deal; that under some circumstances, you can track a player from behind, launch yourself at him and contact his head when he’s at his most vulnerable.

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If you want to review the hit, watch below...

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  Tags: daniel+sedin, nazem+kadri

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stonehands-78's avatar

shoulder on shoulder?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/07/16 at 10:06 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I still have not seen a slow mo video of the hit, which I think is a little odd, especially considering they have a slow version of the Reilly hit seconds before.  Regardless, its a blindside hit without question, which is the type of hit the league had such a hard on for they made a new rule against it.

Yet here it is, and no secondary discipline.  This is one of the many reasons why the league continues to be a joke.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 11/07/16 at 10:35 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

This and the Rielly hit are the definition of blindside hits.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/07/16 at 11:10 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Canucks announced today Hansen is out for a while.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/07/16 at 12:53 PM ET

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