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Video- Would You Call This A Questionable Hit By Zach Hyman?

via Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

“I thought it was late. I thought it was unnecessary,” said Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, reviewing the hit, for which Hyman was tossed from the game. “If the league takes a look at it . . . usually they do . . . but again, it’s one of those things, you’re at a point in the game where there hasn’t been a lot of bodychecking from their team and all of a sudden there’s a late, blindside, unsuspecting one . . . it annoys you.

“Especially when it’s Charlie, you wonder, ‘Are they targeting him, or not?’ You don’t know that — I’d like to think it was just a guy who got there late and didn’t pull up.”


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TreKronor's avatar

Sucks when the other team plays your same style, huh Boston?

Posted by TreKronor on 12/09/18 at 11:13 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Late for sure. But from that look I wouldn’t call it a dirty hit. Deserved an Interference call for sure but I don’t agree with a major. The officials (and DoPS) reacting to the apparent injury has got to stop.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/09/18 at 12:49 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Was that ACTUALLY a late hit? Just because the broadcaster counted to 3 while the video was in slow motion? That seemed like a hockey play to me. I understand the rule to be anything .6 seconds after the puck leaves the stick. Is that what we see here?

Posted by The Hurricane on 12/09/18 at 07:16 PM ET


Was that ACTUALLY a late hit?

Without question. Yes.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 12/10/18 at 10:40 AM ET

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