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Video- Anton Belov Hit On Claude Giroux

Did this hit by Belov deserve a match penalty?


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Posted by moocat on 11/09/13 at 04:52 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

NO !!!

Posted by Evilpens on 11/09/13 at 05:02 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

A match penalty? No way. How some of these officials manage to keep their job is beyond me.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/09/13 at 05:41 PM ET

Heaton's avatar

It’s close, but I will always preach caution over what might have happened.  It looked exactly like a headshot, close to the one that took Savard out. 

Bottom line, no one pays to see Belov play, people pay to see Giroux.  Protect the stars and don’t complete overreact, which I don’t feel it is.

Posted by Heaton on 11/09/13 at 06:36 PM ET

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Posted by WolfKeeper on 11/09/13 at 06:36 PM ET

DocF's avatar

No fornicating way was that a match penalty.  That was possibly 2 minutes at worst.

Said with difficulty typing as head was waving from side to side.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 11/09/13 at 08:02 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

What in the world are you all looking at? Yes, it should’ve been a match penalty because the ONLY principal point of contact that Belov could’ve made on Giroux with the angle he took was the head. He grazed it slightly, mostly missing it. Doesn’t matter, the refs can call intent even if the guy misses the check.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 11/11/13 at 10:43 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

What in the world are you all looking at?

The same thing the league was looking at when they rescinded Belov’s match penalty.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/11/13 at 11:14 AM ET

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