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Panthers Not Happy With Kaleta Hit

via Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,

Panthers GM Dale Tallon called the league office and has asked for a video review of what appeared to be an intentional blindside shot to the head of defenseman Dmitry Kulikov by Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta in the third period, according to assistant GM Mike Santos.

Kaleta was given two minor penalties (charging and roughing) for four minutes, but the new rule on such hits calls for a 5-minute major penalty and automatic game misconduct, with a possibility of suspension.

Hunting for a video of the hit was unsuccessful, did anyone see it?

Filed in: NHL Teams, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dmitry+kulikov, patrick+kaleta


redxblack's avatar

The live broadcast did not show the hit (it was off camera), but they replayed it from a different angle a couple times. Tallon might have a case, but once again it’s the selective enforcement and bad call problem that won’t get attention because it makes the league look bad.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/18/10 at 08:16 PM ET

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