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Video- Suspend John-Michael Liles For A Hit Last Night?

from Matt Larkin of The Hockey News,

Note how Liles’ arm extends away from his body, specifically targeting or “picking” Kucherov’s head. It’s not the movement of a player trying to avoid dangerous contact. What might save Liles is the fact his glove and forearm appear to do the most damage as opposed to his elbow, reducing the violence of the blow. Still, any play singling out the head like that deserves a lengthy look. Liles isn’t a dirty player, but he was at the very least a careless one Tuesday night. That Kucherov wasn’t seriously hurt and that Liles is not a repeat offender ensures Liles won’t face a long suspension. But the educated guess here is he sits for a game or two.

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Wow, love hearing the Boston announcers say that it was basically Kucherov’s fault!

Posted by Garth on 03/09/16 at 09:14 AM ET

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Wow, love hearing the Boston announcers say that it was basically Kucherov’s fault!

Posted by Garth on 03/09/16 at 09:14 AM ET

You beat me to it. I’m amazed at what I was hearing from those clowns. Trying to split the D, yeah you’re going to get taken down, but you should not expect a flying elbow in the head.
These announcers are complete idiots.

Posted by George0211 on 03/09/16 at 09:27 AM ET

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Suspend him for a playoff game 7 for it.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/09/16 at 10:23 AM ET

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