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Video- Dustin Byfuglien With Five For Charging And A Game

Dustin Byfuglien runs Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth.

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I don’t think that was worse a game misconduct, or maybe even a 5 min major.  Especially since the goalie was out of his crease.  With that being said, Byfuglien got everything he deserved from the Capitals. 

This should have been a 2 min penalty at most,  if those would have happened 10-15 years ago, Byfuglien might not have been penalized, and he would have paid for his actions on the ice throughout the rest of the game.

Posted by wingsnut25 from Cheboygan, MI on 10/24/10 at 12:35 PM ET

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leaving aside big buff, the worst thing about this clip is the bushleague commentary from the announcers.  this, to me, is the biggest problem the nhl has, home town bush leagues calling games.  nesn in boston is the worst, they seem to watch different games than the ones they call.  i remember a fight a few years ago between some talentless leaf and his counterpart in boston wherein the leaf pounded the bruin into the ice, but the nesn eejits went on about a “KNOCKOUT PUNCH” delivered by the bruin, who was on the bottom of the pile.  capitals’ announcers are just as bad, i have to say.  ugh.

Posted by Ransacker on 10/24/10 at 01:01 PM ET

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Ya, I don’t see how that was a major and a game.  When I saw the headline I expected to see Buff plow straight into Neuvirth.  Good on the Caps for sticking up for their goalie as well.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 10/24/10 at 01:18 PM ET

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why does it always look embellished when a goalie gets hit. b/c it is…

Posted by callmedrw on 10/24/10 at 01:25 PM ET

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agreed. he definitely hit him and should have been penalized, but a CHARGING MAJOR? come now. he simply brushed him for all intents and purposes. and the goalie definitely helped out his cause with the major league flop. stupid call.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 10/24/10 at 01:51 PM ET

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Omg, and the Oscar goes to Neuvirth. No doubt Byfuglien deserved a penalty but geez what show from Neuvirth.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 10/24/10 at 02:50 PM ET

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Ya, I don’t see how that was a major and a game.  When I saw the headline I expected to see Buff plow straight into Neuvirth.  Good on the Caps for sticking up for their goalie as well.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore

Me too. Full speed, it looked embellished. You don’t let your stick go flying when you get hit.

Posted by Osrt on 10/24/10 at 04:22 PM ET

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leaving aside big buff, the worst thing about this clip is the bushleague commentary from the announcers.

Not to mention the fact that it physically hurts to listen to Laughlin voice. I don’t know how anybody can listen to him for more than 5 seconds.

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Byfuglien should’ve got just 2 minutes for goalie interference and Neuvirth should’ve got 2 for unsportsmanlike conduct for that blatantly obvious dive.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 10/24/10 at 06:33 PM ET

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why does it always look embellished when a goalie gets hit

Obviously you’ve never worn 30 pounds of sopping wet gear, a giant web on one hand and a square foot board on the back of the other, and been plowed by a 250 lb lumberjack.  Once you lose your balance, you look like a fool, regardless of whether you meant to. However, “playing dead” for a few seconds after you go down just looks stupid.  Get back up.  I used to ref, and you have more respect for the players that are get back up, and less for the drama queens that act like theyve just been paralyzed from the ears down.

A goalie out of the crease is still a goalie, despite any twisted logic that makes people think that crossing that line makes them a skater. They’re still wearing all of that extra awkward gear that is designed for stopping rubber, not contact. You can’t hip check them along the boards, and you can’t run them down above the crease.

That said, it did look embellished by Neuvirth, the contact was a bit excessive by byfugly, and my ears are bleeding from Laughlin’s voice.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 10/24/10 at 11:01 PM ET

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A goalie out of the crease is still a goalie, despite any twisted logic that makes people think that crossing that line makes them a skater. They’re still wearing all of that extra awkward gear that is designed for stopping rubber, not contact. You can’t hip check them along the boards, and you can’t run them down above the crease.

then a goalie should stay in the crease, like the good ol’ days.  no stupid trapezoids.  no stupid crease rule changes every season confusing players fans and referees alike.

simple, clear cut, easy to call, easy to understand by the players: go back to the old-style crease, you can’t go into the box at any time no matter what or the play is whistled dead, and if the goalie is outside that box he’s fair game.

guess what?  goalies will stay in the damn crease and do what they’re supposed to do: defend the goal.  if you are behind the net playing the puck?  guess what, you’re a skater!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/25/10 at 12:58 PM ET

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If you hit a goalie when the legs are extended, you run risk of serious knee injury.  In this case, he just clipped him as he went by and the goalie embellished, which makes all of us goalies look bad.  As a goalie, I don’t mind contact as long as I can see it coming, but it’s real scary when you’re stretched out and vulnerable because those knees might get wrecked in the process.

Posted by CPSLOgoalie31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 10/25/10 at 04:21 PM ET

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