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Shelley’s Dangerous Hit On McQuaid

from Douglas Flynn of NESN,

...first-year Flyer Jody Shelley doesn’t possess the reputation of a dirty player. A tough guy sure, his 1,420 penalty minutes in 569 career games in the NHL, most coming in five-minute chunks against willing opponents, attest to that.

But the last 15 PIMs were a little different. They came 5:08 into the second period Saturday night when Shelley appeared to shove Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid from behind as they raced to chase down a puck behind the Boston net. McQuaid crashed face-first into the boards and remained down for several minutes before being helped to the locker room.

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Still trying to figure out what was going through Shelley’s head there.  Such a senseless and idiotic play. 

I believe Julien when he says that he doesn’t think it was malicious and I believe McQuaid when he offers a similar sentiment and the wrinkle that Shelley waited for him at the bench and apologized for the hit.  Just a stupid play though.  I wouldn’t make his suspension long, but he certainly deserves one.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/12/10 at 01:36 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

yet another example of a very dangerous play that should never happen because icings should be automatic.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 12/12/10 at 09:22 PM ET

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