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Video- Yandle Claims Dirty Hit By Pavel Kubina

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Kubina received a two-minute penalty with 7:06 left in the third period for the knee-to-knee hit, and then had to fight Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who retaliated. After the game, Yandle told reporters he had no doubt in his mind Kubina stuck his knee out to initiate the hit.

“It was such a dirty hit,” Yandle said. “He sticks his knee out deliberately. I had him wide and he stuck his knee out deliberately. There’s no room in the game for that.”

But Kubina, who said he had not yet watched a replay of the hit, said there was no intent.

“No, not at all,” he said. “I didn’t try to knee the guy. I was going to back up first and then I tried to hit him and he skated right into me. That’s all I can say.”

read on and watch a video of the hit and fight below or scroll to near the end of the video for a replay of the hit…

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Nate A's avatar

From that video it didn’t look like Kubina suck his leg out at all. Looks like Yandle’s legs were still out wider than his body trying to make the cut and they just collided. Didn’t even appear the knees collided. Looked like skate on skate. Shinpad at worst.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/31/10 at 12:23 PM ET

WingsFaninCO's avatar

Should ask Yandle if he thinks that tripping a player while he is celebrating a goal is dirty.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 11/01/10 at 01:21 PM ET

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