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Video- Stoll Hit On White Tonight

No penalty on this hit by Jarret Stoll on Ian White in tonight’s Sharks/Kings game.

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Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

its definitely boarding, but how the hell is it a high elbow.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/15/11 at 01:36 AM ET

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bye bye Stoll

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/15/11 at 01:39 AM ET

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Since White did not return to the game, I’ll say Stoll gets a one-game suspension.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/15/11 at 01:48 AM ET

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The zebras in this game are letting the Kings get away with everything except murder. Awful job by them.

Posted by Scum Bum on 04/15/11 at 01:59 AM ET

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Watch the right arm. Forearm to the back of an unsuspecting player’s skull and a board to boot. With the late regular season precedents, I’d expect about 4 games for this. In the playoffs, who knows.

Posted by stevieseve on 04/15/11 at 02:34 AM ET

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I don’t see an elbow there… a forearm for sure, but a forearm isn’t an elbow.  In any case, this is the definition of a major and a game misconduct for boarding.  My guess is 2-3 games, as it’d probably be 4 or 5 in the regular season, but this is the playoffs, so I think a discount applies.

Posted by iwearstripes on 04/15/11 at 02:40 AM ET

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White played the puck with his face 5 inches from the glass.  There was no elbow.  Any contact whatsoever from the waist up would result in White eating glass.  This is the playoffs White!  It’s not intramurals!!!!

Posted by CallMeJerry on 04/15/11 at 02:41 AM ET

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I actually like the way hits from behind are called in intramurals (or college or high school, for that matter).  Yes, these guys are professionals and should know that they’re putting themselves in a dangerous position, but a hit from behind like that is a dirty, potentially career ending, play every time and should be 5 minutes and a game every time.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/15/11 at 02:46 AM ET

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The look Stoll gave White was also a really classy move.  Either he was rubbing it in by staring him down, or he knew what he did was wrong and was trying to apologize in some weird way.  See you in game 3 or 4 Jarret.

For those that think White is at fault there, what would you have him do?  If he stays a couple steps away from the glass and gets hit it might even end up worse for him.  He doesn’t look behind him because a. that’s a penalty so he shouldn’t be anticipating it, and b. he’s actually playing the puck.  What does it say about the NHL if a guy has to be more concerned with getting hit in the back of the head than with playing the puck along the boards?  Is that how you think the league should operate?

Posted by RoneFace on 04/15/11 at 03:11 AM ET

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There are plays where players put themselves in harm’s way when there are better options, usually to try and draw a call, sometimes because they just aren’t thinking. This is not one of those plays.

And if White had been further from the glass, we might be talking broken neck and concussion, not just concussion.

Posted by steviesteve on 04/15/11 at 03:29 AM ET

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There were a couple of questionable elbows and interference calls that were not made in the Buffalo Philly Game. From the looks of it, the referees are returning to that “Playoff Mentality” Wonder who is going to get wiped out for the rest of the year or more next?

Posted by Yardog from BuffLO on 04/15/11 at 04:53 AM ET

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There were a couple of questionable elbows and interference calls that were not made in the Buffalo Philly Game. From the looks of it, the referees are returning to that “Playoff Mentality” Wonder who is going to get wiped out for the rest of the year or more next?

Posted by Yardog from BuffLO on 04/15/11 at 03:53 AM ET

Yardog (or anybody else) - do you remember any of those elbows that were head shots, enough to give some details?

I’m trying to track them all, not just the big, obvious ones like this Stoll hit, but ALL of them.  I ask that if you see one, go to the link below and use the google form to report it.

Thanks.

http://www.wingingitinmotown.com/2011/4/13/2108205/this-week-in-head-shots-form

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/15/11 at 09:13 AM ET

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Ok, if the NHL can produce a video segment explaining the call of the overtime goal the other night in NY, then they can/should produce a video explaining why or why not Stoll should get any additional punishment.

These videos in turn can be used to educate players, refs and fans going forward, thus resulting in a baseline for consistency. Not sure? Let’s look up the video definition of it. Video rule book, accessible by all at any time - game prep, incidents that happen during a game, review rules going into the playoffs, when ever fans have questions, etc.

But the NHL probably doesn’t want to be held accountable by its own standards so it probably won’t happen.

Posted by TheFreak on 04/15/11 at 09:43 AM ET

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via Kypreos tweet,

Jarret Stoll’s hit on #Sharks Ian White has earned him a supplemental discipline phone hearing with the #NHL this afternoon.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/11 at 09:51 AM ET

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The hit aside, what’s most disturbing to me about this is that Stoll leans in to him and pins him against the boards so that his teammate can extract the puck and skate away. Perhaps its the slo mo accentuating it…

Posted by markw from Scotland on 04/15/11 at 11:28 AM ET

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The hit aside, what’s most disturbing to me about this is that Stoll leans in to him and pins him against the boards so that his teammate can extract the puck and skate away. Perhaps its the slo mo accentuating it…

Posted by markw from Scotland on 04/15/11 at 10:28 AM ET

Well, yeah, if you’re gonna go thru the trouble of boarding a guy and a possible suspension, you might as well make sure your team gets the puck.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/15/11 at 01:08 PM ET

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Yeah, should have been a penalty.  But where’s the interference call on the Sharks’ Wallin for checking Lewis when neither ended up touching the puck first?  Or how about when Lewis does finally get the puck after Stoll’s hit on White and Wallin’s overhand swing of the stick lands on top of Lewis’ shoulder?  Had to listen to the Sharks’ announcers complain about the no-call all night (I’m looking at you Drew Remenda) when best case scenario for the Sharks the calls would have evened up.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/15/11 at 01:55 PM ET

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Or how about when Lewis does finally get the puck after Stoll’s hit on White and Wallin’s overhand swing of the stick lands on top of Lewis’ shoulder? 

Wasn’t Wallin called for high sticking on that play?  I thought both players ended up going off, but maybe I’ve thinking of a different play. 

when best case scenario for the Sharks the calls would have evened up.

Actually no, because Stoll should have gotten 5 and a game, which would have left the Kings without their top faceoff man and a guy who played almost 23 mins.

Posted by RoneFace on 04/15/11 at 02:02 PM ET

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Actually no, because Stoll should have gotten 5 and a game, which would have left the Kings without their top faceoff man and a guy who played almost 23 mins.

Not sure where you’re getting 5 and a game from.  Stoll didn’t come charging in from 20 feet away.  Yes, he hit a guy in a vulnerable position and needed to ease up more than he did, but anything more than a double minor would be an overreaction in response to all the talk of dangerous hits lately.  Considering the way players for both teams were flying around hitting anything that moved last night, if Stoll was really looking to wreck White there he could have.

And no, Wallin did not pick up a penalty in that sequence.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/15/11 at 02:17 PM ET

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Valek,

You’re wrong:

17:17   Los Angeles   high-sticking - 2 min   B. Richardson drawn by N. Wallin
17:17   San Jose   hooking - 2 min   N. Wallin drawn by B. Richardson

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 04/15/11 at 02:53 PM ET

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Valek,

You’re wrong:

17:17   Los Angeles   high-sticking - 2 min   B. Richardson drawn by N. Wallin
17:17   San Jose   hooking - 2 min   N. Wallin drawn by B. Richardson

Except I’m not, as the high sticking penalty you mentioned happened late in the second period and not at the end of the first period when the hit on White occurred.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/15/11 at 03:04 PM ET

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Not sure where you’re getting 5 and a game from.  Stoll didn’t come charging in from 20 feet away

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Actually he did come from quite a distance, but other than common sense this is where I got the “5 minutes and a game” concept from:

http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/clip450774#clip450774

Posted by RoneFace on 04/15/11 at 05:02 PM ET

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Are you serious, only one game for that? Come on, Stoll knew exactly what he was doing. You can’t hit staple a guy to the boards from behind like that.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 04/15/11 at 08:50 PM ET

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