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Video- Bobby Ryan With A “Direct Headshot” To Steve Downie?

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  Tags: bobby+ryan, steve+downie


calquake's avatar

Looks like he caught his shoulder first IMHO.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 12/06/14 at 04:59 PM ET


its shoulder to shoulder. then when the hits over ryan’s elbow comes flying up.

Posted by brians neck on 12/06/14 at 05:07 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Unless a reverse angle shows otherwise, looked like shoulder contact only and Downie was off balance. They talk about the elbow in the video too, but that looks like it came up after the hit as a push off.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/06/14 at 05:12 PM ET

Alan's avatar

I can’t say one way or the other without a reverse angle.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/06/14 at 05:41 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

The hit was against Downie a generally nice guy and clean player so I can only assume Ryan “intent” was only Christmas-y


Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 12/06/14 at 08:24 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I thought it looked shoulder-to-shoulder.  It looked like Ryan’s elbow was tucked in and extended out UNDER Downie’s arm.  It doesn’t look like Ryan elbowed him in the head.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 12/07/14 at 02:58 AM ET

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