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Video- Kerry Fraser On The Andrew Shaw Hit On Barret Jackman

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

The margin for error with regard to the location of contact was very miniscule when Andrew Shaw launched into the air and delivered a high hit on Barret Jackman just as the Blues defender released a pass from behind the net. We can only assume that Jackman's chest and right shoulder was the intended target of Shaw's hit based on the result. So many things can go wrong when a player leaves his feet to become airborne. It was most fortunate for both players that Jackman's head did not become the main point of contact of Shaw's upward launch. If that had been the case, I would hope that the penalty assessment would be different and that a suspension would be imposed.

The absence of significant contact or Jackman's head being the main point of contact eliminates a violation of Rule 48 (illegal check to the head) and which could most likely result in a suspension for an illegal check of this magnitude. Instead, since Shaw left his feet to deliver a check where the main point of contact was to the upper body and off the head of Jackman, a violation of Rule 42 (charging) occurred.

Andrew Shaw got all of his two minutes worth for this charging penalty.

read on and watch the hit below...

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you know what. I can’t stand watching this shit. The guy was airborne a full second before the hit, clearly targeting the head. He just missed. I’m not a fan of Jackman, but come on. Shaw could have killed the guy. Jackman got very lucky there.
This is *#$%@& ridiculous that the league lets players get away with this shit.
And before someone gets on my case, that this is hockey, go F yourself, this isn’t hockey.
This is a clear attempt to injure another player.

Posted by George0211 on 04/07/15 at 10:55 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

We can only assume that Jackman’s chest and right shoulder was the intended target of Shaw’s hit based on the result.

Which is why Shaw had to jump to make the hit.  Clearly…yeah, sure.

Shaw’s a pos. 

The absence of significant contact or Jackman’s head being the main point of contact eliminates a violation of Rule 48

Fraser….seriously?  Just stop it.  I didn’t know you had to make “significant” contact to violate the rule.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/07/15 at 11:00 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Suspension worthy and honestly, there’s no place for this $hit in any game.
Intent to injure is exactly that, Shaw just missed ever so slightly.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/07/15 at 11:34 AM ET

AzWingsFan's avatar

Under rule 42.1

Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of
distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A
“charge” may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal
frame or in open ice.

My issue with this hit, and a lot of hits these days, is that Shaw took no less then 5 full strides to build up speed to create a great impact with Jackman.  I remember when a player took more than 2 or 3 strides in a players direction Charging would be call every time.  So what the heck is Stephen Walkom instructing the officals to do about this? Nothing it looks like, just take as many steps towards a player you like to achieve the highest impact because that is what drives ratings i guess.  Department of player safety and department of officiating seem to have two separate goals in mind and neither one of them seem to have anything to do with protecting the players.

Posted by AzWingsFan on 04/07/15 at 03:37 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Remember two years ago when “leaving the feet” to make the hit was considered the greatest offense in the sport at the time?  The Shanahammer pretty much gave out a suspension just for leaving the feet.

No longer a big deal, I guess.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/07/15 at 03:40 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

I guess the Slackhawks are dirty along with being divers. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 04/07/15 at 07:37 PM ET

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