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Hockey is a fast game and things happen quickly. Fans as well as the NHL have a tendency to react solely to the outcome of the hit. I find it interesting the referees on the ice had no intention of calling a penalty on the play and didn't raise an arm until after realizing Boyle was seriously injured. 

This incident was more about bad luck than a bad play.

-Andy Strickland of FoxSports Midwest on the Maxim Lapierre hit on Dan Boyle.  More on the hit and other hits in the game too...

Watch the "bad luck" hit below...

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Hank1974's avatar

Typical homer reaction.
This is the main issue with the NHL today.
If that hit was reversed, with Boyle ramming Lapierre head-first into the boards, I’d bet my bottom dollar that Strickland’s take on this hit wouldn’t be about ‘bad luck’ and more about how Boyle should be kicked out of the league.

I pray for the day when coaches, players, writers and commentators begin to call out their own when a dangerous hit is levied.

To defend a repeat offender, rat, dirtbag like Lapierre is sickening.
After listening to Strickland for yeas on XM, had respect for him. Not anymore.

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/17/13 at 03:23 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

The only bad luck involved was Boyle’s for being on the ice at the same time as a goon like Lapierre.

Posted by Hootinani on 10/17/13 at 04:03 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

Regardless of the circunstances, he does have a point…

The NHL itself takes injury as one of the factors on suspension, and I dont understand how anyone can be ok with that

Posted by Zqto on 10/17/13 at 04:48 PM ET

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