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Video- Joe Thornton Hit On David Perron

Thornton received five for an illegal check to the head, a ten and game misconduct.

Perron is ok.

Watch the hit starting at the 1:05 mark.

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SYF's avatar


Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 11/05/10 at 12:44 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

^^ what he said.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 11/05/10 at 12:50 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Good call on the ice. Hopefully it doesn’t take any more of these for the players to get the memo.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 11/05/10 at 12:59 AM ET

cs6687's avatar

Nice job by the defenseman sacrificing Perron on that play.

Posted by cs6687 on 11/05/10 at 01:41 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Borderline leaning towards clean hit. Dumbo Joe gets 15 for it, and yet Carcillo’s hit tonight gets nothing? Brilliant…as always…

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 11/05/10 at 02:08 AM ET

CaliforniaPuck31's avatar

I’d have to see another angle before I pass judgment.  Initial point of contact is unclear, Perron’s feet were pointed in Thornton’s general direction so it’s not a blind side.  He definitely took part of the blow right in the center of the chest, maybe even the chin.  Trying as hard as I can to look at the hit from a medium ground, but it seems clean, if not grey area. 

Good to see Couture step up there, hopefully he didn’t hurt himself.

And like someone else said, Perron definitely got screwed by that pass.

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 11/05/10 at 07:02 AM ET

edillac's avatar

look at the a-hole crowd at the 1min. mark,after the fight ends they are all standing and cheering for their fighter,
noone looking at the motionless guy on the center ice,
wow, litlle distraction goes a long way there

so, I guess, people really care for the fights,most off all?

Posted by edillac from isolation on 11/05/10 at 07:02 AM ET


Players doesn’t seem to get it and i fully understand why: Thornton will get a 2 games suspension. Until the league do his job and really ” penalise ” player for their actions ( 10,15,20 games ), nothing will change.

Posted by Latrappe72 on 11/05/10 at 08:21 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I don’t think he targeted the head.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/05/10 at 10:16 AM ET

landsharkhockey's avatar

I’m already sick of hearing about this hit, and I haven’t actually heard about it yet.  I saw the game.  Perron was about to, and should have, received the pass.  Thornton just happens to be big.  Otherwise, this is barely noticed.  Enough already.

Posted by landsharkhockey on 11/05/10 at 10:47 AM ET

Matt Fry's avatar

Agreed with Land Shark. 

I can sort of see where others are coming from though.  Thornton is big and maybe could have realized that Perron didn’t realize he was there. 

But still, these are professional hockey players.  Perron needed to be aware of where everyone is on the ice at all times, even if they just came out of the box.  If Thornton gets a longer suspension than Carcillo, that will be idiotic.

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 11/05/10 at 03:04 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Just to update for folks who may not have heard, Thornton has a 2pm conference call with the NHL and Carcillo, no meeting scheduled wit the league.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/05/10 at 03:06 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Latrappe72… winner winner chicken parm dinner. 2 games. And nothing will change.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 11/05/10 at 05:49 PM ET

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