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Video- Anyone Have An Issue With This Hit By Wayne Simmonds?

Simmonds did not receive any penalty for this hit on Tyler Ennis.

He did receive 5 for fighting while Mike Weber received 2 for instigator, 5 for fighting and a 10 minute misconduct.

Ennis did not return to play.

 

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  Tags: tyler+ennis, wayne+simmonds

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Ennis turned his numbers to him last minute. Simmonds was gonna try to rub him out, like happens thousands of times a season.  Ennis tried to bust a move last minute.  Good no call.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/11/13 at 12:54 AM ET

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Gotta agree. The hit was a little questionable, but Ennis purposefully turned his back at the last second and faced the boards. What’s Simmonds going to do? No check because dude doesn’t want to get rubbed out on the boards? Ideally there’s no injury. But this is all on Ennis for being a wuss.

Posted by teldar on 03/11/13 at 07:12 AM ET

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Yeah, the hit was a legit shoulder-on-shoulder hit until the last second when Ennis tried to pull back. Certainly don’t like to see Ennis get hurt, but it is what it is. Simmonds intended to throw a clean hit, and essentially did. I don’t like to do the whole “blame the victim” and “keep your head up” schtick, but this is truly one of the cases where I think it is clearly true.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 03/11/13 at 09:55 AM ET

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No problem at all.  Ennis put himself in a vulnerable position, all the while knowing Simmonds is hounding him down the boards.  Ennis, and any other player in this position, has to take responsibility for his own safety.  Use your head and don’t put yourself in a place to get hurt

Posted by Hootinani on 03/11/13 at 11:25 AM ET

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No problem with that hit. Hate when guys turn like that.

Posted by larry on 03/11/13 at 01:02 PM ET

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The hit was clean. Weber earned every penalty minute.

Posted by Bradley97 on 03/11/13 at 02:49 PM ET

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Why is Ennis turning ?  And not protecting himself?  Simmonds did nothing wrong.  League has to watch that the “victims” are really victims.

Posted by 13 user names on 03/11/13 at 04:57 PM ET

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