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Video- Jody Shelley Hit On Darryl Boyce

Paging Brendan Shanahan. There is a replay of the hit after the fight.

Shelly received five for the hit, five for fighting and a game.

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bezukov's avatar

He probably isn’t gonna make the team anyway, but send a strong message now.  Ten games.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 09/21/11 at 11:35 PM ET

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Ugly ugly ugly.  Can’t wait to see what Shanahan decides…

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 09/21/11 at 11:36 PM ET

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time to spin shanny’s wheel of justice

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 09/21/11 at 11:52 PM ET

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That was a piece of shit hit. Let’s see what Shanahan does. If the Flyers had any integrity they would cut Shelley immediately.

Posted by timbits on 09/22/11 at 12:01 AM ET

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Boyce must be a rookie. Saw something similar to this on Ulf Samuelsson’s kid in the Pittsburgh game.

The first thing any defenseman needs to learn is that when a forechecker has you lined up for a hit, never ever, ever slow down, show him your back and hope he doesn’t finish you anyway (Fedor Tyutin also needs to learn this for some reason).

Of course, this isn’t to absolve Shelley (or Cleary) from crushing Boyce (or Samuelson) face-first into the boards after the guy gives him the numbers. Just because someone does something senseless that could get him killed doesn’t give you license to be the one to kill them.

It’ll be interesting to see what Shanahan does with this. I assume Shelley gets something, considering that video about boarding the league just sent out, the hit was also late, and Shelley is Shelley.

Posted by steviesteve on 09/22/11 at 12:19 AM ET

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Boyce is a career AHLer winger, he should have protected himself better but still a careless hit by dumbass shelly

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 09/22/11 at 12:23 AM ET

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Saw something similar to this on Ulf Samuelsson’s kid in the Pittsburgh game.

What game were you watching? Similar in that both got boarding calls; the hits were far from similar.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 09/22/11 at 12:44 AM ET

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That hit was numbers all the way from the circles.

The circumstances of the Cleary hit were very different from this hit.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/22/11 at 12:47 AM ET

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What game were you watching? Similar in that both got boarding calls; the hits were far from similar.

One was a second later than the other and one guy was not obviously injured. That’s about it. Both guys lined up hits on their route just like they’re supposed to, both ‘victims’ saw this and showed the numbers, both guys crushed them face first into the boards as hard as they could, anyway.

Posted by steviesteve on 09/22/11 at 01:05 AM ET

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both guys crushed them face first into the boards as hard as they could, anyway.

That’s an interesting way to describe Cleary’s hit.

It’s wrong, but it’s definitely interesting.  If Cleary finishes his check on Samuelsson as hard as he could, we’d be talking about video of that hit tonight instead of this Jody Shelley hit.

I’ll admit that the hits are comparable, but I don’t think they’re as comparable as you’re making them out to be.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 09/22/11 at 01:23 AM ET

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One more thing

Shelley didn’t ‘line up his numbers all the way from the circles,’ he actually did what the coach’s whiteboards says to do in that situation. That’s a set play. Of course, Laviolette’s whiteboard assumes the opponent’s D will have turned left or right, instead of standing there daydreaming square to the boards (or whatever Boyce is doing), by the time the second attacker makes the hit, which, in all probability, is exactly what Boyce is probably supposed to do on Wilson’s whiteboard (if Boyce is a forward, that might explain why he didn’t know to ditch the puck to the other D then GTHO of danger/set a pick/whatever).

Not sure if shelley’s hockey IQ is high enough to know when to deviate from the plan (which shouldn’t absolve him). Not sure what the coach would say if he neglected to complete his route, either.

Just checked my twitter feed…five guys and counting with majors for boarding tonight. If they’re all somewhere between this and the cleary hit, these infractions aren’t a simple predatory player issue, like elbowing, knees or headshots—all of which are usually at nothing other than the hitter’s discretion. It’s as much of a problem with coaches’ forecheck design or expectations of what the player’s supposed to do on them.

Posted by steviesteve on 09/22/11 at 01:35 AM ET

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Just checked my twitter feed…five guys and counting with majors for boarding tonight. If they’re all somewhere between this and the cleary hit, these infractions aren’t a simple predatory player issue, like elbowing, knees or headshots—all of which are usually at nothing other than the hitter’s discretion. It’s as much of a problem with coaches’ forecheck design or expectations of what the player’s supposed to do on them.

Posted by steviesteve on 09/21/11 at 11:35 PM ET

Well damnit, there you go getting back to logical again.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 09/22/11 at 01:40 AM ET

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Shelley didn’t ‘line up his numbers all the way from the circles,’

No, you’re right. Shelly was behind Boyce all the way from the blue line. He only coasted in from the circles.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/22/11 at 02:26 AM ET

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He must have missed the Video.  Can’t hit like that anymore.

Posted by 13 user names on 09/22/11 at 02:42 AM ET

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the hit is bad for sure, but if you watch boyce, right after he passes the puck, he turns his head and watches it for a second… it is at that point that he gets hit. 

boyce needs to clear that puck as he did but continue flowing the direction he was going… especially knowing there are 2-3 flyers hounding him in the zone.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 09/22/11 at 09:59 AM ET

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that would have been a perfect video for Shanny’s rules video last week

Posted by Rdwings28 on 09/22/11 at 10:06 AM ET

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Huh… horrible fight

Posted by Kurtis from Canada on 09/22/11 at 10:59 AM ET

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@steviesteve

you’re looking at this hit the wrong way, Boyce is the forechecker. He is going in and getting a dumped puck on the attack, he is in the offensive zone. Shelley is playing D.

Posted by pstumba on 09/22/11 at 01:39 PM ET

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@steviesteve

My major problem with the boarding call on Cleary is that Samuelsson looked right at Cleary, knew that he was coming, and turned his back in lieu of protecting himself.  Now I’m not going to sit here and say that should give Clearly a green light to destroy the guy, but Samuelsson wasn’t blindsided, and he shouldn’t be allowed to show his numbers and avoid getting hit every time he decides to turn tail or play the puck.  At no point in the sequence was Samuelsson unable to protect himself, he made a choice to get hit.  The hit should be legal (even if I happen to agree it was excessive), and in no way was it dirty.  Boyce had no reason to believe Shelley was coming, the hits just don’t compare.

What I don’t look forward too is a bunch of over zealous refs for the first 20-30 games, and players turning away from hits (ala Samuelsson (not saying he was diving in this instance)) so they can draw cheap penalties.  I’m afraid Samuelsson added a new trick to the repertoire for players who like to dive.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 09/22/11 at 03:30 PM ET

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Huh… horrible fight

Posted by Kurtis from Canada on 09/22/11 at 08:59 AM ET

My thoughts exactly.  Where’s Kocur, Probert and Domi when you need them?

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 09/22/11 at 11:02 PM ET

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