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Video-Duncan Keith With The Elbow To The Head Of Daniel Sedin

Keith received two for elbowing.

added 9:05pm, Sedin has not returned to the lineup, 2nd period underway.

added 9:07pm, He has returned.

added 9:30pm, Aaron Ward with a short analysis of the hit, watch it below…

added 12:04am, 3/22/12, Sedin hit on Keith can be viewed below, the last video is the hit.

Sedin hit on Keith.

 

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according to the radio(still at work) Sedin was on the PP right after the penalty. Not sure if the radio got them confused or what, but it didnt sound like he went to the locker room right away like they are supposed to.

Again, not watching the game, only listening…

but thats a stupid move by Keith…though again through the sounds of it he was upping the anti after a hawk got boarded with no call immediately before.

Posted by pstumba on 03/21/12 at 11:26 PM ET

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Looks like it was retaliation for a sedin elbow earlier. Aint gonna matter to Shanaban.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 03/21/12 at 11:30 PM ET

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That should have been 5 and a game no question. Dirty dirty play. Daniel has not returned to the game. Sedin’s hit on Keith on the boards looked pretty clean but I’ve only seen 1 brief replay.

Posted by vansteve on 03/21/12 at 11:50 PM ET

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Sedin played the shift after the hit, during the PP. With the history of the twins movie-acts I can’t take it seriuosly just yet. But I agree it was a dirty hit.

Posted by Erkonen from Sweden on 03/21/12 at 11:52 PM ET

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A few tweets I received this evening state Daniel had hit Keith earlier with a shoulder/elbow to the head.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/21/12 at 11:54 PM ET

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Couple replays later Sedin’s hit could have, probably should have been 2 min.

Posted by vansteve on 03/21/12 at 11:54 PM ET

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Erkonen, he has not been back since.

Posted by vansteve on 03/21/12 at 11:58 PM ET

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Wonder how many times the Idiucks are going to try to retaliate, they really are stupid… Burrown knee to Keiths Balls, Sedin#2 can’t resist Crawfords leg, Kassian think he is good enough to get a fight with Seabrook… 23-9 in shots after 2 periods, (Nucks was up 6-4 by the time of the hit in Sedins face). They don’t play hockey anymore… losers…

Posted by Erkonen from Sweden on 03/22/12 at 12:02 AM ET

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Wonder how many attempts Erkonen will make at trolling before he wakes up to what loser really means.

Posted by vansteve on 03/22/12 at 12:10 AM ET

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Keith knows better than that.  He is toast.  Based on tonight’s precedent he will get at least 3 from the league.

Doc

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 03/22/12 at 12:20 AM ET

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What the hell are these guys thinking lately?  Do they not realize there’s cameras covering every square inch of the ice these days?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/22/12 at 12:25 AM ET

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I could see this being more than 3 games for Keith. Very dirty and cannot be construed in any way as a hockey play. Reminds me a bit of Wisniewski’s early season 8-gamer on Clutterbuck.

Posted by Nick from NYC on 03/22/12 at 12:31 AM ET

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If I find out I’m a loser I’ll riot in my city…

Posted by Erkonen from Sweden on 03/22/12 at 12:34 AM ET

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No video of the Sedin hit, but a screenshot of the hit is here.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/22/12 at 12:35 AM ET

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Reminds me a bit of Wisniewski’s early season 8-gamer on Clutterbuck.

Has there even been a suspension over 5 games this season other than the wisniewski 8?  Shanny started off on the right foot, but the suspensions should have gotten tougher not the other way around.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/22/12 at 12:42 AM ET

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That’s a terrible and misleading screen cap. The replay will be up eventually why not wait for a clean image that hasn’t been doctored by a hawks fan?

Posted by vansteve on 03/22/12 at 01:11 AM ET

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That’s a terrible and misleading screen cap. The replay will be up eventually why not wait for a clean image that hasn’t been doctored by a hawks fan?

Posted by vansteve on 03/21/12 at 11:11 PM ET

Most fans that come here are not lead on by the words on the screencap, they will just look at the picture and decide and they also know a video is much better.

I will post the vid but do plan on sleeping sometime.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/22/12 at 01:14 AM ET

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clearly retalitory/predatory.  Sedin had no idea it was coming, and puck was nowhere near him.  It was clear keith knew exactly what he was doing, and he was waiting to do it.  Regarddless of where the puck was.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 03/22/12 at 01:17 AM ET

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You need binoculars to see what happened. Looks like an elbow to the head, but it isn’t clear at all.

Posted by timbits on 03/22/12 at 01:31 AM ET

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Hey Paul, definitely don’t think you should have to stay up a minute longer than you want to on my behalf. Love the site and appreciate the efforts of all involved, including posters I disagree with. But in this instance I don’t think a pic like that is worth your effort and personally I would be willing to wait until the next day for an unbiased look.

Posted by vansteve on 03/22/12 at 01:43 AM ET

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If you want to watch the Sedin shoulder hit, TSN has it here. Scroll to the :24 second mark.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/22/12 at 01:43 AM ET

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vansteve, my own personal opinion when I saw the picture, borderline hit, nothing major at all.

Now looking at the vid, I say the same thing, nothing major there.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/22/12 at 01:45 AM ET

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What the hell are these guys thinking lately?  Do they not realize there’s cameras covering every square inch of the ice these days?

I’m with 42jeff. Guys are playing like no one is watching and the league has never issued an edict about hits to the head.

Look, I get that the game moves at an incredibly fast pace these days, but when a player has a few seconds to comprehend where and how another player is positioned, he’s an idiot to hit that guy with an elbow to the head. If he does, then he should simply STFU and take the 3-5 game suspension that’s coming his way.

At some point, you have to think (or at least hope) that players will get the message and start thinking about the consequences of their actions. Whether or not that ever happens remains to be seen.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/22/12 at 01:51 AM ET

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Sedin hit on Keith has been added to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/22/12 at 02:05 AM ET

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Wonder how many times the Idiucks are going to try to retaliate, they really are stupid… Burrown knee to Keiths Balls, Sedin#2 can’t resist Crawfords leg, Kassian think he is good enough to get a fight with Seabrook… 23-9 in shots after 2 periods, (Nucks was up 6-4 by the time of the hit in Sedins face). They don’t play hockey anymore… losers…

Posted by Erkonen from Sweden on 03/21/12 at 10:02 PM ET

Hmmmm.  I thought the Twins won the top athlete award in Sweden, Guess it didn’t take.

Burr, that one is so rich. There was a mad scrum. Seabrook and no one

The Canucks had 3 shots in the second for going 5 for 5 on the PP.  So, take from that what you will. That was a pretty good period of standing up for their guys.

Third period Erkle, the Canucks had 14 shots and two posts, an awkward save from Crow on Higgy that was all luck.

None of it, and the hit from Daniel before is a strawman argument. One.  A hit that was maybe a 2 minute play.  It was contact with the body, the head got hit too, and those hits were shown on the DVD as examples of a legal hit to the head.

Even still. Give him a minor there.  Its in no way makes it OK ( and probably makes it worse if what Henrik said was heard by a ref or linesman, you know they will be called to the carpet for the unvarnished truth. This is a one time Norris winner saying he was going to “get” an Art Ross and Lindsay winner and Hart finalist ) for saying that and then doing it, with an elbow far past 90% ( going up into his head ).

If ANY of you here that are fans of other teams, or haters like Erkle here, think thats OK because its a Canuck, or those Twins are just funny looking anyhow, so the hell with them, then please follow another sport.  Perhaps MMA might be more your bloodthirsty speed.

Because that was another blown call, should have been a major and a game, and if that would have happened, none of the Burrows accidentally on purpose falling on Keith because the little wuss ( the whole Hawk team would not really stand up. Kassian wanted to go with Seabrook, Keith had dance requests all night afterwards ) and would not follow the code.

None of that happens.  And none of it excuses a blatant elbow to the head with the puck no where near the play.  This could be the worst case of star on star violence since…what, Ovie and Campbell maybe?

3 Games is probable. 5 games is just.

Sorry to ramble, it was a big night.

Hope that cleared a bit up for you Erkonen

Posted by vancitydan on 03/22/12 at 08:26 AM ET

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Uhhh… Sedin’s hit on Keith looked to be shoulder, not elbow.  Even on that still that’s linked to, the angle seems to show shoulder (unless Sedin can somehow magically dislocate his shoulder at will so that his arm bends that way).  He DOES extend his shoulder up to make contact.  But even then I’m not sure it’s Keith’s head that is the PPoC, it looks more like Sedin gets his shoulder into Keith’s shoulder.  However, it’s vertainly not an Elbow.

Keith’s however is undoubtedly a flagrant elbow.  And he should have the book thrown at him.

Has there even been a suspension over 5 games this season other than the wisniewski 8?  Shanny started off on the right foot, but the suspensions should have gotten tougher not the other way around.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/21/12 at 10:42 PM ET

Brendan Smith got 8 games for his hit on Ben Smith.  The way things have gone since then, 8 games was totally uncalled for… 4 or 5 maybe.  3 much more likely.  Doan’s current 3-gamer was much more blatant than Smith’s on Smith even…

Posted by Primis on 03/22/12 at 09:24 AM ET

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Wings fan here, so I hate both the Hawks and the Nucks equally

IMHO, the first hit from Sedin on Keith should be a minor, no question about it.. He came from the blindside, hit high, and his shoulder did a huge contact with keith’s head…  It is a minor and at the very least, worthy of a look by Shanahan

The retaliatory hit was exactly that… Retaliatory.
I dont see a problem with that, I would give the same treatment, 2 min and a review by the league, and after the hit, the referee should get the 2 out there and say something like “1 more from any of you guys,a nd you both are out of the game”

Its pretty simple, but the referees these days make it very complicated…

Posted by Zqto from Brazil on 03/22/12 at 09:37 AM ET

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Sedin targeted the head of Keith. Keith returned the favor. Both despicable acts.

those hits were shown on the DVD as examples of a legal hit to the head.

You mean to tell me that the head contact on this otherwise legal body check was unavoidable?  I don’t agree with that at all. It very much looked like Sedin could have hit Keith only in the shoulder on this blindside hit and instead picked the head by lifting his shoulder into it.

... and none of this is as bad as what Keith did in retaliation.

Suspend them both, just sit Keith longer.  No idea why a Sedin headshotting a guy makes it only two minutes when we’ve all pretty consistently been calling for supplemental discipline for those.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/22/12 at 10:12 AM ET

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Can’t really compare Brendan Smith’s suspension since it included pre-season games.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 03/22/12 at 10:56 AM ET

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Sedin’s hit on Keith was an avoidable hit where the head was PMOC. This wasn’t Kronwall/Voracek, Sedin has time to deliver the hit without making first contact with the head. Keith’s is retaliatory and a blatant elbow, so I figure 3 to 5 games.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 03/22/12 at 11:28 AM ET

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Am I the only one that sees Sedin trying get get a sneaky shoulder cap to the head of Keith and succeeding in hitting him right on the chin.. If I was Keith, I do the same thing since you know hes not dropping the gloves.. Sorry to sound like Don Cherry on this one.. But the message needed to be sent.. guys are losing their careers to concussions.. you can bet someones going to think twice about cheap shotting Keith from now on..

Posted by CRoy from Redford MI on 03/22/12 at 11:33 AM ET

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Posted by CRoy from Redford MI on 03/22/12 at 09:33 AM ET

I agree with you which is why I said Sedin’s hit, as delivered, was wrong and impact was avoidable. I disagree with how Keith delivered the payback, he could’ve done the same kind of hit back to Sedin instead of blatantly throwing out an elbow.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 03/22/12 at 11:37 AM ET

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That Sedin hit was just as blatent.. He looks at Keith right before he extends his shoulder way up, right to his head.. Suspend em both for sure.. But dont let Sedin off the hook.

Posted by CRoy from Redford MI on 03/22/12 at 11:45 AM ET

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Spin the new NHL wheel of justice Shanaban, now with enhanced video explaining the inconsistency.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 03/22/12 at 12:09 PM ET

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Keith should be done for the rest of the season.

Looked at in a bubble, that elbow and Cooke’s elbow at the end of last year aren’t very different - so the rest of the season would be about right.  Out of the bubble, Keith is nowhere near what Cooke was at this point last season - so you knock off the 1st round of the playoffs part of the suspension Cooke got.

I think that’d be more than fair.

Speaking of Keith and Cooke, #2 has been known to hit guys in the head in retaliation.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/22/12 at 12:44 PM ET

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Who knows the history between the Diving Sedins and Elbow Mc’Keith (this is hardly his second elbow, this fauxing Norris winner leads with his elbows), but he should be out the rest of the season.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/22/12 at 01:26 PM ET

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I have no problem with what Keith did. If Sedin knew he was going to get sent to the dentist (at minimum) for deciding to hit Keith late in the face with a shoulder, I assume he wouldn’t have done it (and really, he shouldn’t have done it, anyway; Sedin’s not usually a dangerous player, but his hit was). That’s why Keith did what he did. It’s not retaliation so much as it’s applying a cost to doing something careless to Keith that could have hurt him bad.

If more guys knew the penalty for not respecting your opponents’ health was a blatant elbow to the face, we’d have less guys who play the game honest on IR with the same injury.

That said, I understand why Shanahan has to suspend Keith and don’t object in the slightest.

Still, I think Keith did the right thing if his goal is to have a long career. Attach a cost to playing him dangerous, sit three to five games, nobody looks to catch him in the head when he’s looking the other direction again. I know I would be extra careful about how I hit Keith if I knew he might crack me with an elbow if I got him wrong.

Posted by larry from pitt on 03/22/12 at 05:48 PM ET

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