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Video- Mark Scheifele Suspended 4 Games

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SauceBoss's avatar

So what is Scheifele supposed to do here? You have to make a decision to either check the guy off the puck to prevent a goal or you slash his stick in half and take a penalty leaving your team down a man and a goal with less than a minute left. He stopped skating long before he hit him. Dude need to pick his head up. No freebies especially in a one goal game. Should’ve been one game for the head contact but 4 games is just nuts

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/04/21 at 07:40 AM ET

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You have to make a decision to either check the guy off the puck to prevent a goal or you slash his stick in half and take a penalty leaving your team down a man and a goal with less than a minute left.

lol wut.

First of all, the check did *not* prevent the goal.

Secondly, a check would take more time to complete in “preventing” a goal as you can reach with a stick to knock a puck away, and it doesn’t have to be a slash.

And lastly, a 2 minute penalty for a slash at the end of a game you’re already losing is peanuts when you consider the risk of a suspension during the playoffs.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/04/21 at 08:32 AM ET

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He doesn’t try to stop Evans from scoring.


He slows down just enough to line him up and blast him
as he’s coming around the net and focused on the wraparound.

He could have sped up to have gotten to defend that post
faster, or he could have timed his arrival and used his stick
sort of like a goalie would.

He also hit Evan pretty high and followed through high.

“No freebies” based on how Scheifle played this was to try and hurt the guy
as badly as he could for daring to do what anyone would do - try to add an insurance goal late. Rather than try to actually keep the game at one goal with a minute left and a legit chance to tie. Weird way of showing confidence in your teammates that you can win the game and series.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/04/21 at 11:32 AM ET

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First of all, the check did *not* prevent the goal.

LOL wUt.

No shit sherlock. We’ve all seen the replay.

He slows down just enough to line him up and blast him

He already made the decision to make the hit by the faceoff circles. That’s why he let up. He just timed it wrong. You either lead with your stick or with your body. When you’re back checking that hard and you’re desperate to prevent a goal you remove the player from the puck by force or you break the stick to prevent any chance of scoring. Evans also bent over while trying to score causing more head contact. Did he really think no one was gonna be back checking after him in the playoffs? Pick your head up

you can reach with a stick to knock a puck away

Y’all have your opinions and I have mine. There’s no sense going any further with this. Not gonna see eye to eye here

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/04/21 at 01:12 PM ET

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Posted by SauceBoss on 06/04/21 at 02:12 PM ET

For the record, I thought the hit was unnecessary, but not necessarily dirty or targeting. Evans didn’t think he was going to get hit and his head was barely crossbar height when he came around. The thing that gets me is the people reading Scheifele’s mind on a play like that. It’s clear that he’s trying to prevent the goal and at that speed he’s got about an 8th of a second to decide whether he’s going to be able to get there in time or not. If Evans is a half stride slower or Scheifele a half stride faster the goal is prevented. As far as I know he doesn’t have a history of being a cheap/dirty player and should get some benefit of the doubt. Saw people calling him classless, dirty, that he was intending to injure….OK, if that’s what you think you saw, then that’s fine. I’ll keep the torches and pitchforks in the shed on this one.

Posted by MZ2215 on 06/04/21 at 02:17 PM ET

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And watching it again in slow motion, you could argue that Scheifele didn’t expect Evans to try to curl around right into oncoming traffic like he did.

Posted by MZ2215 on 06/04/21 at 02:37 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

100% Mz2215 and we obviously have some non-hockey players doing the mind reading, whom have never skated as fast as they possibly could and understood what it takes to hard cut or stop on a dime. 

He’s flying hard at the post, and committed to hit him, I agree but he lost what was a second difference, in that second, I’m just not sure he has the option to not only process that, say oh let me give up now, and even stop without putting himself at injury risk. I’m not trying to stop myself on a dime going that fast, putting my legs out towards the post and into a collusion with another player.

Here’s something to think about.. 

What if he hit him 1 second earlier and it prevented a goal? Is that a dirty hit at that point, suspension worthy? That’s all it was 1 second.

Or what if he curled by and Evans bobbles the puck slightly but recovers and scores, are the Jet’s patting him on the back for sportsmanship?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 06/04/21 at 02:56 PM ET

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Posted by MZ2215 on 06/04/21 at 03:37 PM ET

Im not trying to read his mind im just reading his body language on the play and going off my own experience from playing. But like you said he has a split second decision to make and obviously it didn’t work out for him.

He even said in his pc that he slowed down to try to anticipate whether he was gonna cut back to the other side, go to the corner or try the wrap around

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/04/21 at 03:25 PM ET

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Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 06/04/21 at 03:56 PM ET

Completely agree

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/04/21 at 03:28 PM ET

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