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“When he’s confident, he’s one of the better players in the league.”
-Jakub Voracek on Radko Gudas. John Mtisz of the National Post has more on Gudas.
Six games for Radko Gudas, here is the explanation.
He will forfeit $245,121.96 and the money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
from Darren Dreger of TSN,
I spoke with Gudas on Thursday after his hit on Vesey and before he lowered the boom on Czarnik. He seems like a likeable man, and he's highly regarded by those he's played with and played for in Tampa and Philadelphia. They believe his good traits far outweigh the bad. He's had more than one discussion with the National Hockey League about his aggressive style and while he knows he's crossed the line with certain hits, he also says he understands where the line is and refutes the notion his game is based on delivering a physical message.
"I think playing more of a defensive role is more of a focus," he explained to The Dreger Report. "It doesn't mean I have to plan on the line all of the time to look for those hits on the line all of the time.
"Obviously, I do have a lot of hits throughout the season, so if you have three or four questionable hits out of 250 or 300 hits per year, I think that's a pretty good number. Accidents happen and everything isn't always perfect, but I'm never targeting a guy to get him hurt or anything like that.
Hockey is a tough sport and accidents happen, if the guy has the puck he's available to get hit, so it's tough to choose sometimes where to hit or not."
To this point, it appears like Gudas is making poor choices. But when asked on Thursday if he had any intention of changing his game or adjusting his style of play, he says he feels he's done that.
If you missed the hit, watch it here...
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
And if he is suspended for Saturday night's third-period shoulder-to-the-head hit on Boston rookie center Austin Czarnik, it would leave the Flyers in an unwanted position for Friday's regular-season opener in Los Angeles _ being short an extra player in case of an injury.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety is expected to rule on Gudas on Sunday, and it would not be surprising if he was suspended.
Then again, the NHL has been so inconsistent in its rulings that nothing can be assumed.
The burly Gudas delivered the hit with 14:13 remaining in regulation of the Bruins' 1-0 overtime win, and he received a two-minute boarding penalty. Unlike Vesey, the 5-foot-9, 167-pound Czarnik did not return to the game.
That won't help Gudas' case.
Afterward, Boston coach Claude Julien criticized the 6-foot, 204-pound Gudas, calling the hit "late."
"Somehow, he seems to have a knack of getting himself in trouble every game," he said.
Watch the hit below...
Radko Gudas gets 2 for boarding, watch below...
5 for boarding and a game.
added 8:26pm, video below with replay....
From the Philadelphia Flyers...
And TSN's Bob McKenzie:
There was minimal, if any real consequence to Gudas for the hit on Farnham, aside from being ejected from the game. The Devils only scored one goal during the major penalty that Gudas cost his team. The Flyers won the game quite handily by a score of 6-3 and picked up two valuable points in the wild-card race. The big win for Gudas was escaping a possible suspension once again.
The Flyers coaching staff and management might have another talk with their volatile player. The Department of Safety might even speak with Gudas concerning his rather dangerous level of play as of late and issue a strong warning.
Even though Gudas is most likely on a very short leash, talk is cheap. It’s more about accountability.
I believe that a three-game suspension would have sent a more meaningful message to Gudas (and other players around the league) that this pattern of behaviour will not be tolerated.
Let’s hope that another round of talks work out better for Gudas’ opponents this time.
-Kerry Fraser of TSN where you can read more on Gudas.
If you missed the hit last night, watch it here.
5 for an illegal check to the head and a game.
Watch the Vine below.
Video added too,below...
#Flyers D Leo (Radko) Gudas about his hit for TV NOVA, Czech republic: "My hands were down. I tried my best not to give a reason to anyone for (1)
bringing me to Supplementaly Discipline. This is my style of hockey and as long as they want me to play like this, i will." (2)
If you missed his hit last night, watch below and the NHL has decided no further action needed...
via John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
As Sabres rookie Dan Catenacci was bent over looking for a puck, Gudas barreled in to drop the forward. The referees issued a five-minute major for charging and five minutes for fighting when Jake McCabe exchanged punches with Gudas.
“The guy’s an idiot,” Foligno said. “He’s dirty, goes after a rookie, goes right for his head. He’s an idiot.”
Catenacci, who had to be helped off the ice, underwent concussion testing after the game.
“There’s no question it’s a head hit,” Bylsma said. “I know the league will look at that hit and deal with it.”
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas was given a five-minute "clipping" penalty for knocking down Montreal's Lucas Lessio along the boards with 7:44 left Tuesday, hitting his left knee and sending the winger falling to the ice in pain — and drawing the ire of the Canadiens' P.K. Subban.
"I thought it was low," Subban said after the Flyers defeated the fading Canadiens, 4-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. "I mean, when I saw the replay on the screen in front of the bench — I didn’t see it live — it looked like it was low. I don’t know the player personally but it seems like when you’re on the ice with him he’s the type of guy who will do stuff like that."
Subban, an all-star defenseman, wasn't done."I don’t think it’s anything that reflects on their team," he said. "They have guys that play the game hard and finish their checks, which you need to respect. But I don’t respect guys that do hits like that. You know what you’re doing in that situation, and I thought it was low."...
The refs didn't call the penalty right away, allowing the Flyers to control the puck for several seconds. Finally, after a stoppage, they decided to penalize Gudas — apparently after it appeared Lessio, who was playing in his first game with Montreal this season, was injured.
As he walked down the runway, a furious Gudas snapped his stick in two, according to CSN's John Boruk.
Watch the hit below...
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
For the first time this season, a huge crowd of reporters gathered around Radko Gudas' locker Thursday, waiting for the Flyers' rugged defenseman to leave the ice after practice.
"You guys waiting for Ogie Ogilthorpe?" cracked Flyers forward Ryan White.
Ogilthorpe was a goon in the iconic 1970 movie Slapshot.
Gudas, 25, drew a crowd because the NHL suspended him for, well, a goon-like play, a hit to the head of Ottawa's Mika Zibanejad during Tuesday's third period.
"It's a fast game," Gudas said. "Accidents happen."
For all his feistiness, Gudas has had more good moments than Ogie ones this season.
Fact is, he has been one of the Flyers' most pleasant surprises.
"Gudie is a guy who drags guys into the fight, that's one way to put it," coach Dave Hakstol said, meaning his 6-foot, 204-pound defenseman inspires his teammates to play with an edge. "He's always very competitive. He's a heavy, physical body back there, and I think he's been a significant part of our D corps."
Here is the explanation.
If you missed the hit...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Viktor Stalberg will not be available to play against the Flames, having sustained a suspected concussion on an open-ice, neutral zone blow from defenseman Radko Gudas with 1:06 remaining in the second period. No penalty was called on the hit that was delivered with Stalberg being hawked and defenseless as he reached for the puck.
“That was probably the definition of a blindside, direct hit to the head,” (Marc) Staal told The Post. “The guy came from the side, [Stalberg] couldn’t see him and he made contact with his chin first.
“That’s what I saw.”...
Coach Alain Vigneault, who lost the first coach’s challenge in Rangers history when the officials did not reverse an incidental contact, no-goal call against Jarret Stoll at 11:45 of the second period that would have given his team a 3-2 lead, was not happy with the hit and no-call on Gudas.
“For me, the principal point of contact was the head,” Vigneault said. “We’ll see what the league says.”
more on the game,,,
Watch the hit below....
So late-night Twitter is a strange place, and late night Steve Yzerman trades are stranger still. This played out over the better course of an hour:
BREAKING: Braydon Coburn to #TBLightning for 1st-round pick, 3rd-round pick and Radko Gudas.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 2, 2015
via Joe Smith tweets,
#tblightning announced Radko Gudas will be out four months following knee surgery
Cooper on Gudas; "To take a guy who is pretty heavy on the back end, plays with a lot of grit, especially off our team, it's a big hole"
added 1:16pm, more on the injury from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.
via Bryan Burns of TampaBayLightning.com.
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday in Tampa.
A determination following surgery will be made on how long Gudas will be out of the Lightning lineup.
Gudas, 24, returned to Tampa on Sunday prior to the Lightning’s 4-2 victory in Ottawa. He is schedule to receive further examination after missing training sessions Friday and Saturday and three-straight games.
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,
I wanted to quickly blog that defenseman Keith Ballard talked today for the first time since he sustained three facial fractures and a concussion Dec. 9 against the Islanders.
Ballard, 32, the Baudette native and former two-time Gophers national champ, is still experiencing symptoms and has done nothing other than taking walks since the injury. He admits that he’s not sure if he’ll ever play again. He said he’s going to let this play out before determining if he’ll return.
Ballard said during his last concussion that he’s worried about his future and wants to make sure he’s healthy in his post-hockey career as a husband and dad to two children.
He said that again today.
No penalty from the hit...
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas certainly has "sharp elbows." He was given 5 and a game for this hit to Antoine Roussel, who remarkably emerged (eventually) unscathed as he helped the Dallas Stars defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2:
According to the Detroit Red Wings, Johan Franzen will miss Tuesday's game with Anaheim while going through the concussion protocol for this hit yesterday from Tampa Bay's Radko Gudas.
Franzen received and unsportsmanlike penalty on the play for complaining about the hit and non-call.
The NHL takes a look at all hits but will they take further action on this hit?
Before a single tweak to the roster, the Tampa Bay Lightning were already poised for improvement in 2010-11. With the tumultuous era of previous ownership already behind them when the sale of the team to Jeff Vinik was completed late last season, gone in an instant were any and all off-ice concerns and the circus went back to being an annual visitor to the St. Pete Times Forum rather than a permanent resident. With the appointment of Steve Yzerman as general manager, credibility returned to the franchise and new head coach Guy Boucher was widely regarded as the hottest commodity on the off-season coaching market.
Without a solitary player move, hockey life in Tampa was good again.
But far be it from Yzerman to rest on the comfort that fans surely feel by him simply not being one of those other guys. The addition of former Flyers forward Simon Gagne headlines a list of shrewd off-season maneuvers for the rookie GM and the revamped roster could very well translate to the sort of on-ice success that will make Lightning followers quickly forgot about three non-playoff seasons gone by.
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