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Video- Jesse Winchester With A Concussion After A Hit Tonight

Paul Gaustad delivered the hit and no penalty on the play.

The Senators reported after the game Winchester does have a concussion.


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WingMan's avatar

Dirty?  Ummm, no.  Winchester looking like a very weak player… yes.

What would you call that if a penalty was called???  Pushing?  Being too strong?  Move on…

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 12/21/11 at 01:03 AM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

I think it could have been called boarding because Winchester was out from the boards when Gaustad hits him, which makes the impact with the boards more violent. However, Winchester is bends over awkwardly just before the hit, so it’s likely the refs ruled he put himself in a vulnerable position. It wasn’t like Gaustad took any strides to make the hit - the impact comes mostly from the fact that Winchester falls into the boards head first from a few feet out.

It sucks that Winchester is hurt, but I don’t think there will be any additional discipline on this one.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 12/21/11 at 01:16 AM ET


What this video did not show was Winchester completely in outer space, unable to stand up while crawling to the bench. Maybe that would change your opinion.

It’s definitely boarding. Should have been a penalty, not sure if it’ll be a suspension.

Mike Johnson saying “nothing wrong with that”... BS.

Everyone wants fighting out, where 2 guys are face to face, willing participants. But we can’t seem to get this shit out? From behind, into the boards leaving a guy brain dead.

The NHL is lost.

Posted by David Winchester from Songs, Ohio on 12/21/11 at 09:23 AM ET


Gotta be boarding:

41.1 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks or pushes a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently in the boards. The severity of the penalty, based upon the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the Referee.

There is an enormous amount of judgment involved in the application of this rule by the Referees. The onus is on the player applying the check to ensure his opponent is not in a defenseless position and if so, he must avoid or minimize the contact. However, in determining wheter such contact could have been avoided, the circumstances of the check, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the check or whether the check was unavoidable can be considered. This balance must be considered by the Referees when applying this rule.

Winchester put himself in a bad position, but Gaustad shoves him from behind and it’s a dangerous hit even if it was slightly from the side (Winchester turns ever so slightly and Gaustad hits the small of his back, sending him into the boards.

Posted by Dave on 12/21/11 at 12:52 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

I admit I was going from my memory (can’t get that video to load) from watching the game last night - but I remember thinking Winchester bent down weirdly.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 12/21/11 at 12:59 PM ET


Real great angle on that video.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 12/21/11 at 10:48 PM ET

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