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Video- Will Shanahan Be Calling Mike Green For This Elbow On Brett Connolly?

No call on the play…

Updated at 1:08 AM via George: TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Green will face a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan on Friday, and McKenzie believes that Green’s status as a “repeat offender makes a suspension all but assured.

added 9:00pm, A better video of the hit has been added below…

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I was about to post this. Makes me more sad than normal when a guy who has suffered from head/neck injuries takes a run at someone like this. There’s no place for it. When will these guys learn?

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 03/08/12 at 11:59 PM ET

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I’ve added a better video to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/09/12 at 12:01 AM ET

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Old Time Hockey Eh!

Posted by Evilpens on 03/09/12 at 12:04 AM ET

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Leaping elbow to the head.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 12:25 AM ET


Absolutely should be a suspension. There is no excuse for that hit. The only part of Connolly Green could possibly hit is his head and he targeted it and did it. It was completely unnecessary, and stupid. Kind if reminds me of the Engelland hit earlier this year where Krueger was already engaged with another player and Engo hit him in the head.  Engo got 3 games for his hit…green should get at least the same.  That said I doubt he gets anything. With the caps fighting for a playoffs spot, shanahan wont have the guts to suspend him. #garageleauge

Posted by JT from pitt on 03/09/12 at 12:45 AM ET

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via Erik Erlendsson tweet,

Connolly called hit by Green a hockey play, said he put himself in a vulnerable position

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/09/12 at 12:53 AM ET


Green’s gone for 2 games.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/09/12 at 01:05 AM ET

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The elbow is illegal, but Connelly’s play here does show considerable disregard of danger.  I don’t like the play or the elbow.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/09/12 at 01:49 AM ET


I just really dislike hits where someone comes flying in on a player already engaged with someone else.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/09/12 at 03:04 AM ET

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I get the feeling that players are reacting to the suspensions handed out by Shanny by going on the record quickly to let the hitter off the hook.  Connolly was wrapped up with another player and got his clock cleaned. i don’t see how any blame falls on him here.  I’ve definitely seen dirtier hits but this hit isn’t squeaky clean, IMO.

Just a thought.

Posted by awould on 03/09/12 at 03:36 AM ET

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For sure, guys always say a hit was clean so that they aren’t thought of as whiners and lobbyists.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/09/12 at 03:47 AM ET

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Updated at 1:09 AM with McKenzie saying there will be a disciplinary hearing via Twitter.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 03/09/12 at 04:21 AM ET

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I just really dislike hits where someone comes flying in on a player already engaged with someone else.

Exactly. Completely amateur move by Green. Aside from the fact that I’m sure he will be suspended, I’m shocked there was no penalty called on the ice.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 03/09/12 at 05:58 AM ET

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That is a MAJOR problem in the NHL as well as NFL Guys going for Kill shots !

Posted by Evilpens on 03/09/12 at 12:50 PM ET

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