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Brad Winchester Catches Teammate Cam Janssen With An Elbow

Janssen wast taken to a local hospital for tests and observation.

added 1:39pm, via Jeremy Rutherford tweet,

Janssen out two weeks with concussion and sternum contusion.

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  Tags: brad+winchester, cam+janssen

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Somewhere in Toronto, Tomas Kaberle is smiling…

Posted by dash_pinched on 10/10/10 at 02:28 PM ET

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Hate to say it, but Winchester was going in for the high hit. That elbow, although tucked against his body, was on a trajectory for the flyers player’s head.  Janssen was just lucky enough to intercept it.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 10/10/10 at 04:06 PM ET

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So where are Bettman & Bredan Shanahan and the so called “competition comittie” when crap like this happens???

  Shoulder pads & elbow pads were originally designed to protect the player wearing them from injury. Somehow this idea got co-opted by equipment makers and what once was made of foam padding , suddenly became made of ballistic style plastic, and the size of the equipment quadrupled.

  Bredan Shanahan & Chris Chelios both played with foam/felt shoulder pads for their entire careers and both played physical/tough hockey and both surrvived quite unharmed.

  Bettman and the other members of the BOG should have a meeteing tomorrow and simply outlaw plastic elbow and “Football” style shoulder pads.


However, I’m sure they will get a group together and “study” for the next 5 years as to why there are so many concussions.

Funny, when bettman and some others percieved that fighting was making hockey look bad to the rest of the world, they implemented rules nearly overnight to all but eliminate it.

Hey, it’s ok if a player it get’s his brain scrambled by the odd elbow, but for gods sake don’t let rob rays jersey come off during a fight. It might not look too good ya know????

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/10/10 at 04:43 PM ET

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Two games in and just about every match up has featured at least one elbow or intentional high hit/headshot that’s supposed to be illegal now. IIRC, only one was called all weekend. These officials are a joke.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/10/10 at 04:48 PM ET

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Have to take the plastic out of the equipment.  Take a look at the Sher Wood Classic stuff.  No plastic in elbow pads and very little in shoulder pads. confused

Posted by 13 user names on 10/11/10 at 11:25 PM ET

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