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Video- Eric Gryba Hit On Lars Eller Tonight

Not a good scene on the ice, hope Eller will be ok. FYI, he was taken off on a stretcher.

Yes a terrible pass by Raphael Diaz, but when are players going to learn to take a player out of the play, not the game.

Gryba received 5 for interference, a 10 and game misconduct.

 

 

added 9:03pm, Watch the extended video from CBC below...

added 12:13am 5/3/13, Kerry Fraser of TSN with his opinion on the hit...

 

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it is a Symptom of the real world, lack of respect for other people

Posted by Evilpens on 05/02/13 at 09:00 PM ET

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I know the hip check is a long gone lost art, but it seems to me that many of these incidents could be eliminated if the ” hitter” would go low and take the guy out , rather than going high with those dam rock hard elbow and shoulder pads which without a doubt should be banned immediately.

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/02/13 at 09:04 PM ET

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If the NHL Wheel Of Justice were slightly less random, they could penalize some of this out, but the league continually shows it is not serious about limiting this garbage. People have no respect for each other, obviously, but the NHL doesn’t help get rid of it either.

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

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Canadiens twitter say taken to hospital with head and facial injury.

Others report broken nose and lost several teeth.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/02/13 at 09:14 PM ET

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Clean hit ... suicide pass from his teammate set him up for the hit.

When you land face first wearing a visor bad things happen.

Everybody that continues to whine about the need for hits like this to be removed from the game obviously never saw Scott Stevens play and need to shut the hell up.

Open ice hits are always brutal but its part of the game. You go up the middle, keep your head up so this doesn’t happen. Its all part of being an experienced professional.

Why not just hang flags on all the players and play pussified flag hockey ??

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 05/02/13 at 09:42 PM ET

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The way Kerry Fraser broke the hit down on TSN has me believing it was clean. However, I am a Sens fan, so I have a pretty blatant bias.

Posted by Chris M on 05/02/13 at 09:57 PM ET

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I sorta agree with Wax.  That’s a big open ice hit without intent, but he did hit him a bit off center, so I’m split.  I think the game misconduct is ok, but nothing more.

Yes a terrible pass by Raphael Diaz, but when are players going to learn to take a player out of the play, not the game.

Don’t give us this crap Paul.  You want them to play at full speed, that’s what happens when two players are playing at full speed.  What you are basically saying is that you don’t want big open ice hits.  If that’s the case, fine.  But don’t hide that fact, because you can’t have those without an occasional injury.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 05/02/13 at 10:07 PM ET

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Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 05/02/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Did you watch all of the 2nd video? It shows a better angle that it was definitely a hit to the head. About 2:25 in they replay it from behind the net which shows that the only thing Gryba hit was his head.

No it was not interference but it was definitely worth the Game misconduct.

Posted by tkfergy on 05/02/13 at 10:09 PM ET

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Chris from NOHS, we all have our opinions.

Don’t give us this crap Paul, I certainly do not consider my opinion as crap, but to each his own.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/02/13 at 10:11 PM ET

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What you are basically saying is that you don’t want big open ice hits.

Open ice hits and injuries don’t have to go together.

Posted by Garth on 05/02/13 at 10:17 PM ET

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You watch all the video available and you see the head snap back before the body path changes. This indicates a hit to the head. I don’t really care what Jones and jr say, it still looked like a hit to the head to me. NOT a hit to the chest.

Posted by teldar on 05/02/13 at 11:59 PM ET

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Respect. If players had it for one another, this isn’t an issue. If a player accidentally clobbered someone and immediately stopped playing to assist, I’d understand.

I heard seller left conscious but on a stretcher with a broken nose and missing teeth.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/03/13 at 12:02 AM ET

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I have a hard time seeing the hit to the head. The snap of the head doesn’t always mean a head hit. I’d like to see another view.  He could have gotten cut hitting the ice. Ugly injury nonetheless.

Posted by SlimChance on 05/03/13 at 12:07 AM ET

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Clean hit ... suicide pass from his teammate set him up for the hit.

When you land face first wearing a visor bad things happen.

HTW is right. This was a hard and legal hit to Eller’s body. The damage was done when he landed face first on the ice. Bad, bad call by the refs.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/03/13 at 12:10 AM ET

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Added a video to the post with Kerry Fraser breaking down the hit.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/03/13 at 12:15 AM ET

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Bob McKenzie just tweeted..

OTT D Eric Gryba will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/03/13 at 12:37 AM ET

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I’m just not sure how wearing a visor made this worse? Was Kevin Stevens wearing a visor when he broke his face or is it players that wear visors that are pussified and therefore more prone to be injured?

Please explain.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 05/03/13 at 10:05 AM ET

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I think the visor made it worse theory is that on his way down to the ice, Eller looks like when his head hit, the visor cut his face. Not that he’s a pussy or anything.

Posted by Chris M on 05/03/13 at 10:11 AM ET

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I’m sorry, it’s not secondary Fraser. It is more principal point of contact. Just because something’s body on body doesn’t mean the head isn’t first. Last time I checked, by the time my hip hits someone in the groin, my shoulder’s hitting the person’s head already. His arms are also limp going to the ice, so again, wrong, he’s knocked out at that point. And for the dopes that keep bringing up Scott Stevens, the next time he hits someone in the chest first, will be the first time he’s done so in his career.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 05/03/13 at 10:13 AM ET

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If the NHL Wheel Of Justice were slightly less random, they could penalize some of this out, but the league continually shows it is not serious about limiting this garbage. People have no respect for each other, obviously, but the NHL doesn’t help get rid of it either.
Posted by teldar on 05/02/13 at 09:11 PM ET

All of this ^^^^ Why they’re still allowing hard plastic “pads” is beyond me. The NHL is so fecked up

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/03/13 at 10:18 AM ET

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Good hit + bad pass = awful outcome.

IMHO there was more intent to injure a player in this clip below than there was on the Gryba hit.  Watch the knee, watch the elbow.


The results are obviously worlds apart.

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 05/03/13 at 10:38 AM ET

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his head hit, the visor cut his face.

I can almost understand this, but wouldn’t his face have smashed directly into the ice without the visor? See Kevin Stevens and what happens when face meets ice without visor.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 05/03/13 at 12:35 PM ET

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