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Video- Ovechkin Hit On Girardi

Rightfully so, Alex Ovechkin received 2 for charging for this hit on Dan Girardi.

But the web is starting to ask, does he deserve more punishment?

Anyone who thinks he does has other motives.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alex+ovechkin, dan+girardi

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BK's avatar

Exactly. I will admit I am a Caps fan so I do have other motives, but I think the 2 is quite appropriate. A one-game suspension in the playoffs is equal to more than 10 games in the regular season.

Posted by BK from Detroit 144mi.;Columbus 142; Pitts. 144; Buff. 219 on 05/05/12 at 05:49 PM ET

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What video are you watching?  I have played this over and over and every time Ovechkin’s arm makes direct contact with Girardi’s head while Ovechkin’s feet are both off the ice.  It could not be more clear.  When Girardi hits the ice he grabs his head, not his shoulder.

Posted by WendyPuck from New York on 05/05/12 at 08:26 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

A one-game suspension in the playoffs is equal to more than 10 games in the regular season.

Yes.  But a suspension worthy hit is still a suspension worthy hit…it doesn’t matter if it’s the playoffs, preseason, or game 53 of the regular season. 

The fact that Ovechkin is a repeat offender SHOULD carry some weight in the decision.

We know it won’t though.

I say $2500 and see you next game AO.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/05/12 at 08:47 PM ET

awould's avatar

But a suspension worthy hit is still a suspension worthy hit…it doesn’t matter if it’s the playoffs, preseason, or game 53 of the regular season.

ha ha ha!

Posted by awould on 05/05/12 at 11:04 PM ET

tkfergy's avatar

What video are you watching?  I have played this over and over and every time Ovechkin’s arm makes direct contact with Girardi’s head while Ovechkin’s feet are both off the ice.  It could not be more clear.  When Girardi hits the ice he grabs his head, not his shoulder.

Posted by WendyPuck from New York on 05/05/12 at 06:26 PM ET

Initial contact is with the shoulder, he left his feet, but that’s only a charge, He’ll get the Weber treatment….

Posted by tkfergy on 05/06/12 at 12:13 AM ET

Randy from Butler PA's avatar

.when will he ever stop leaving his feet. He needs to suffer a substantial suspension sometime for him to stop. It wont happen in the playoffs

Posted by Randy from Butler PA on 05/06/12 at 01:49 AM ET

Thag's avatar

Looks like a foot on the ice and a hit to the shoulder to me…
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m545/dimagus/2011-2012 NHL Season/2011-2012 NHL Playoffs/OvechkinCharge-PointofContactNYRangers05052012.png

Posted by Thag from DC on 05/06/12 at 11:44 AM ET

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Let’s try that again

Posted by Thag from DC on 05/06/12 at 11:49 AM ET

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looks like a 25 game supsension hit to me… but he wont get it

Posted by TG from West on 05/06/12 at 03:18 PM ET

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