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Dan Hamhuis Out With A Concussion

The Canucks announced today that Dan Hamhuis is out with a concussion, no timetable for his return.

In case you missed how Hamhuis received his concussion, you can watch the hit from Getzlaf.

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WingsFaninCO's avatar

Geez Paul, stop posting video of questionable plays by Penguins.  You’re just trying to rile everyone up.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 02/11/11 at 06:52 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

UMMM Did Getzlaf get suspended ???

Posted by Evilpens on 02/11/11 at 06:53 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Why would he have gotten suspended?  His hit was clean legal.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/11/11 at 07:07 PM ET

WingsFaninCO's avatar

UMMM Did Getzlaf get suspended ???

Posted by Evilpens on 02/11/11 at 03:53 PM ET

Nope.  The hit was not suspendable under rule 48 (He didn’t aim for or hit Hamhuis’s head).  However, one could argue that Getzlaf had intent to injure on this play and deserves a suspension for that.  He definitely deserved a charging penalty at a minimum (I would say a 5 min. major was warranted) because he clearly left his feet before contact on this play.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 02/11/11 at 07:07 PM ET

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because he clearly left his feet before contact on this play.

Not sure how you can say “clearly left his feet before contact” when it is obvious to nearly everyone else in the world that his feet left the ice only after he made contact, as a result of the hit.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/11/11 at 07:26 PM ET

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I thought they were trying to eliminate   “these’ Kind of hits ? Cooke is the Posterboy for the NHL just Like James Harrison was Posterboy for the NFL

Posted by Evilpens on 02/11/11 at 07:30 PM ET

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It seems like concussions are MORE common since putting in Rule 48.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/11/11 at 07:33 PM ET

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Not sure how you can say “clearly left his feet before contact” when it is obvious to nearly everyone else in the world that his feet left the ice only after he made contact, as a result of the hit.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/11/11 at 04:26 PM ET

I can say that because I watched the video, something you may want to try doing.  In fact, stop it at 0:35 (don’t be afraid to use the pause button liberally) and you can see him launching himself at Hamhuis.  But why go to all that trouble when you can make obtuse generalized statements about “nearly everyone else in the world” based on your preconceived notions.

I thought they were trying to eliminate “these’ Kind of hits ? Cooke is the Posterboy for the NHL just Like James Harrison was Posterboy for the NFL

Posted by Evilpens on 02/11/11 at 04:30 PM ET

Not sure what Matt Cooke has to do with the discussion, but I will bite.  You get to be the posterboy by embodying that concept.  or are you saying that the NHL chooses undeserving posterboys?

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 02/11/11 at 07:42 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I don’t think Getzlaf left his feet going into the contact, but I think he hit him unnecessarily high.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/11/11 at 07:48 PM ET

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It seems like concussions are MORE common since putting in Rule 48.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/11/11 at 04:33 PM ET

I’ve had the same thought.  Maybe we are just more aware of it?

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/11/11 at 07:50 PM ET

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Better Medical attention to it, It’s no longer thought of “getting your Bell Rung”

Posted by Evilpens on 02/11/11 at 07:57 PM ET

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It looks to me like his feet came off the ground, BUT it also looks like they came off the ground after his skates made contact with Hamhuis’ skates, sorta like trying to avoid tripping over Hamhuis’ feet.

It seems like we’ll end up treating these hits like high sticking in the not-too-distant future. I mean in the context of responsibility for your stick/responsibility for your hit kind of way.

Posted by socalwingnut on 02/11/11 at 08:13 PM ET

WingsFaninCO's avatar

It seems like we’ll end up treating these hits like high sticking in the not-too-distant future.

Posted by socalwingnut on 02/11/11 at 05:13 PM ET

God I hope not.  The league has enough trouble with diving as it is.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 02/11/11 at 08:24 PM ET

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It seems like concussions are MORE common since putting in Rule 48.

More exposure for a number of reasons, one of which being that the seriousness of concussions wasn’t understood by most sports fans, not hockey fans, sports fans until very, very recently. I think the causal link between concussions and ALS wasn’t discovered until last summer, for instance.

Even now, there are still jackasses calling into Penguins postgame bitching about why Crosby’s out so long.

Durr, uh had 10 concushuns en hiskul fooball and uh nevur cum owt da game!!!1

Posted by StevieSteve on 02/11/11 at 09:21 PM ET

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God I hope not.  The league has enough trouble with diving as it is.

I’m not advocating this as a rule change, but in the context of a hit to the head the ref will have to see the head contact and there is not very much a player can do to fake that he was hit in the head.

Posted by socalwingnut on 02/11/11 at 09:40 PM ET

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if you pause the video at the point of contact his feet are quite obviously 100% touching the ice. he definitely launches through him, much like Kronwall does on his hits. but it’s the moment of contact that matters.

and the hit wasn’t to the head, but to the back, so it didn’t break the new rule.

but can someone explain how this isn’t boarding (a major penalty, also susceptible to supplementary discipline)? i mean i realize Hamhuis turns relatively late, but if you pause the hit at the point of contact, Getzlaf’s feet are on the green and his shoulder is buried right between the numbers, center of the back, driving a guy’s face into the glass with a vicious amount of force. that is text book boarding and he could be suspended for a game for that as far as I know.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 02/11/11 at 10:30 PM ET

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If you take those hits out of the game there will be no checking at all. There’s nothing there. Getzlaf should get suspended for being big?

Posted by timbits on 02/12/11 at 02:45 AM ET

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