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Jean-Francois Jacques Elbow Worth A Suspension?

from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,

Ducks winger Jean-Francois Jacques could face a hearing with Shanahan after a questionable hit on Columbus forward R.J. Umberger in the third period of a 7-4 victory over the Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

Jacques appeared to go high with an elbow that drew a five-minute major penalty. Umberger called the hit “very dirty” and said “he’ll get another one” when told of Jacques’ suspension to start this season.

“I got a pass and I was in a shooting motion,” Umberger said. “Clearly defenseless. You can’t hit a guy like that right there, especially directly to the head. It’s a clear hit that they’re trying to get rid of in this league.”

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As a Ducks fan, I hope that Jean-Francois Jacques is benched due to stupidity.  This is the second time he has done something late in the third period that could have cost the team the win.  If he thinks that all he has to offer as a skill set is stupid hard hitting and fights, he should find another outlet.  Hockey today, is all about skill.  If the resident enforcer has no skills, he should go.  It was unfortunate the Parros has been injured but
putting in this idiot in the game is not a plus.

Posted by dragoneer on 01/09/12 at 02:13 PM ET

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