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Video- Joe Thornton Hit On T.J. Oshie

No penalty on the play.

Oshie in a defenseless position.  I don't like these kind of hits.

Oshie went to the room on his own after being down on the ice for about a minute.

 

 

added 8:54pm, extended video is below...

added 9:21pm, below, Wilson and Thornton fight...

 

added 9:21pm,

 

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  Tags: joe+thornton, t.j.+oshie

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Paul's avatar

Oshie out, upper-body injury.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/04/17 at 10:05 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

KK Contest:

Make this a new penalty. Whats it named?

Posted by ilovehomers on 12/04/17 at 10:18 PM ET

Paul's avatar

2 for dumb assing?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/04/17 at 10:26 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

Didn’t Thornton get fined the league max, like, yesterday for a stick violation?

Posted by Steeb on 12/04/17 at 10:38 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep Steve.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/04/17 at 10:48 PM ET

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Oshie is an ass himself, he thinks he can skate around with his size and nobody touch him.  Joe didn’t hurt him, he was faking.  Our hometown guy Joe should have been a Wing!!!

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 12/05/17 at 12:19 AM ET

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I really don’t see how this is “dirty”. Thornton doesn’t even come in very hard and leads with his hip, it was just unfortunate that Oshie had fallen to his knees just prior to the hit.  That said, the puck was no longer there so it probably should’ve been called a minor for interference. 

Jumbo is old-school though and he answered the bell when Wilson challenged him.  Probably not the smartest idea as the Sharks could’ve used him to try to mount a comeback, but I respect him dropping the gloves. 

Posted by fallenaeon on 12/05/17 at 12:53 AM ET

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Bad hit because Oshie was in a vulnerable position and Thornton had the opportunity to NOT make the play.  It’s not like Thornton was making a play on a player playing the puck either, it had been moved out of the area. 

Regardless though, the hit just isn’t necessary AND it was avoidable.  There’s an intent to injure when you hip check someone’s head into the boards.

I’d give him 2 games.  It just wasn’t necessary.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/05/17 at 10:50 AM ET

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via TSN,

According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is not expected to face discipline for his hit which knocked Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie out of Monday’s game….

“He was just falling a little bit,” Thornton said after the game. “It’s not like I ran him or anything. I bumped him and it felt like my hip kind of hit him in the head. So it’s just unfortunate what happened.”

Oshie left under his own power and did not return for the third. The team announced that he will be re-evaluated Tuesday.

Capitals forward Tom Wilson fought Thornton in the third period as a result of the Oshie hit.

“He’s [Thornton] what’s good for the game, and in that instance, that hit, I didn’t like personally and I don’t think our team liked,” Wilson said. “Any times a guy is down, it’s kind of a no-hit zone.”

Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer was not happy Wilson took to the ice looking simply to take on Thornton.
“I think our group appreciated the fact you’ve got a 38-year-old Hall of Famer out there that’s basically forced into that by their coaches and their bench,” said DeBoer, who also called the fight premeditated “garbage.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/05/17 at 11:04 AM ET

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According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is not expected to face discipline for his hit which knocked Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie out of Monday’s game

Surprise surprise.

“I think our group appreciated the fact you’ve got a 38-year-old Hall of Famer out there that’s basically forced into that by their coaches and their bench,” said DeBoer, who also called the fight premeditated “garbage.”

And that’s why guys like Wilson will continue to play the game.  As long as the NHL allows unnecessary hits to the head, SOMEONE has to give out some justice.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/05/17 at 11:09 AM ET

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