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Video- Is This A Headshot? Doughty Hit On Hall

Only penalty was Dustin Penner received 2 minutes for roughing.

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  Tags: drew+doughty, taylor+hall


Red Winger's avatar

If hockey has got to the point that the Doughty hit is considered out-of-bounds then we need to seriously reconsider what hitting is.

That was an excellent defensive play.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/16/11 at 01:45 PM ET


That was an amazing hit. Second only to Subban’s hit on Marchand so far this season.

Posted by Shane on 01/16/11 at 01:51 PM ET

wolverine's avatar

I’m getting a little tired of all this.  Hall has the puck, Doughty hits him with both feet on the ice and his arm tucked into his side.  Perfectly legal hit and no call by the refs.  Mark Lee, play by play guy, starts by saying “beautiful check”, which it was.  Then right near the end of the clip he says “that’s a head shot!”  No it isn’t .  Then Kevin Weekes says “that’s exactly why Dustin Penner comes in”.  Why can’t hockey people get it’s arms around what is and isn’t legal?  Can you imagine if every time there was a huge hit in football a fight broke out?  I can understand sending a message by sticking up for your star players, but for the announcers to jump in and say “That’s a head shot” is both wrong and hurts the game.

Posted by wolverine on 01/16/11 at 01:51 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Great hit. Looked like it was intended to be a hip check, but Hall was bent way forward racing with the puck. Hall even said in the 2nd period CBC interview that it was a good clean hit, he just misjudged Doughty’s position and thought he had a clear lane with that pass.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/11 at 01:57 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

^What they said.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/16/11 at 02:45 PM ET


The real problem is that a guy like Doughty has to defend himself for making a great hockey play.  Jackwagons jump him for doing his job. 

In general the officials got this one 100% correct.  Legal hit.  Two minutes for roughing.  They actually could have given more to the Oil.

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 01/16/11 at 03:37 PM ET


My goodness! Great clean hit. Good to see Hall bounce back up.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 01/16/11 at 05:16 PM ET

Zaze's avatar

We heard the edmonton boys calling the game on the radio (driving back to columbus after the wings game), they didn’t seem to have one problem with the hit.  They even pointed out how hall skates everywhere with his head down and “a couple more hits like that will teach him to start skating with it up!”  They were mostly surprised that penner was the only oiler getting a penalty.

Posted by Zaze on 01/16/11 at 05:20 PM ET

Oilers Rock's avatar

absolutely clean hit! hall has a bad habbit to play with his head down… good for penner for sticking up for his teammates…

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 01/16/11 at 10:21 PM ET

CaliforniaPuck31's avatar

Keep your head up, kid.  And by the way, welcome to the NHL.  We hit up here.  Really. Friggin’. Hard.

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 01/18/11 at 05:27 AM ET

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