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Video- Matt Calvert With A Nasty Cross-Check

Two for cross-checking.

 

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ilovehomers's avatar

Rest of the series

Posted by ilovehomers on 04/14/17 at 10:20 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Things could certainly change, but the sense right now is that Calvert may avoid a suspension. Perhaps get fined.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/17 at 09:52 AM ET

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“rest of the series” for what?

Normatively speaking, the crosscheck and subsequent shot aren’t bad enough to justify a post-season suspension.

Empirically speaking,  I’m not even sure they’d trigger even a short regular season suspension.

Calvert doesn’t really have a history of playing over the edge.

A max fine is appropriate, but this is garden-variety end of a playoff loss
frustration.

It didn’t look to me like intent to injure or dangerous use of the stick (e.g. targeted at head, neck, nether regions, etc)

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/15/17 at 11:41 AM ET

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It didn’t look to me like intent to injure or dangerous use of the stick (e.g. targeted at head, neck, nether regions, etc)

ok, intent to severely irritate? he broke his stick across the guy’s neck

wasn’t trying to take his head off but blatantly dirty move

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 04/15/17 at 11:59 AM ET

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I’ll take two guys going at it and it going over the line but Calvert just goes directly after him unprovoked. But no suspension because Calvert also chews gum on wednesdays.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/15/17 at 12:01 PM ET

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I seem to remember a suspension for a sucker punch but use your stick as a weapon and no suspension?  Once again the insigator rule results in a nasty stick infraction. Dr Hook Jim McCracken will be giving lessions to all your kids at the rink this weekend.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 04/15/17 at 12:45 PM ET

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Player Safety tweet,

Columbus’ Matt Calvert will have a hearing today for cross-checking Pittsburgh’s Tom Kuhnhackl.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/17 at 01:06 PM ET

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I forgot that Columbus’s ownership isn’t even close to being on little Gary’s special list.

Yeah, it was a pretty nasty shot - double intent to severely irritate?

I guess I just think of Calvert as pretty scrawny but scrappy type
and you never know how much is the force and how much is the
composite.

Pittsburgh gets away with so much…Columbus, guess not?

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/15/17 at 03:00 PM ET

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Pittsburgh gets away with so much…Columbus, guess not?

And your surprised?

Posted by bigfrog on 04/15/17 at 03:22 PM ET

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Not surprised, not really….but I initially sort of blanked, apparently, in factoring in which team was on the receiving end.

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/15/17 at 03:30 PM ET

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