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Video- Phaneuf Hit On Da Costa

Dion Phaneuf with a big hit on Stephane Da Costa.

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mrfluffy's avatar

Same old Phaneuf. Ok Steviesteve, here’s yet another hit that could’ve been avoided entirely if someone was more concerned about defense instead of killing someone.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/09/11 at 03:48 AM ET

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Seems to me the defensmans job is to separate the forward from the puck and that is exactly what Phaneuf did.  That hit is a perfect example of a good clean hit on a forward coming across the middle of the ice with his head down. I bet you DaCosta will be a little more aware next time!

Posted by Leafs13 on 10/09/11 at 01:09 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

That’s a fantastic hit.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/09/11 at 01:53 PM ET

CPSLOgoalie31's avatar

That is a picture perfect hit.  Pure beauty.

Posted by CPSLOgoalie31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 10/09/11 at 03:32 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Shoulder to the sternum, perfect hit as far as I can tell.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 10/09/11 at 03:44 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

If leveling a player that’s already being defended by one d-man and the backchecking forward already has good position to lift his stick is a good hit, then I stand corrected. I still don’t see the need to kill a guy who’s already lost the puck.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/09/11 at 05:39 PM ET

Chris from NOHS's avatar

Fantastic hit.  If this ever gets taken out of the game, hockey is finished.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 10/09/11 at 07:39 PM ET

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