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Video- What Would You Have Called On This Nino Niederreiter Hit?

Nino Niederreiter received two for interference, Alex Burrows would return to the game.

Here is the the video from the Wild broadcast and below is the Vancouver broadcast...

 

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Paul's avatar

Michael Russo says no further discipline for the hit.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/27/14 at 07:51 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Well interference is certainly the wrong call, whatever the right call is.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/27/14 at 08:01 AM ET

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Agree, JJ.  If that’s interference you can’t hit anybody anymore anywhere for anything.

Posted by BobTheZee on 03/27/14 at 08:21 AM ET

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Kelly Chase replying via twitter,

great job by the refs and the league to get this call correct. Just finished his check on Burrows

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/27/14 at 08:29 AM ET

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Looked like a clean hit to me. Burrows had his head down so the shoulder pads did catch him on the chin.

Again, the equipment is as much the culprit as the hit, as these pads are like a sledge hammer. League should be mandating soft elbow and shoulder pads.

Posted by NewfieWing on 03/27/14 at 08:46 AM ET

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From the back angle, it looked like a headshot. From the front angle, it looked like a clean open ice check. From no angle at all did it look like interference.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 03/27/14 at 10:18 AM ET

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NHL Player Safety tweets explain the hit..

In spite of some head contact, NN hits squarely thru the body. He does not “pick” the head

 

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/27/14 at 01:40 PM ET

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