12 Responses to “CHEAPSHOT”
Really not a bad hit when you see it here. Only leaves his feet after contact, and it’s shoulder to chest for the most part. He catches some of Horton’s head too, but it certainly wasn’t targetted. Maybe marginally late, but that’s about it.
No. NHL’s definition of “late hit” is 0.5 seconds. This was well over that, and may have been over 1 second since he released the puck.
So late? yes.
As for the point of contact, you REALLY think it was mostly chest? At BEST it’s 50-50 chest:head, and that’s saying something considering the chest is much larger than the head.
What are you smoking nick? Look at his skates, he was teeing the guy up for a drive to the head and the ER. Flagrant all the way.
Not a bad hit? the puck is nowhere near Horton. the hit came a full second after Horton passed. Rome may not have left his feet until after contact but he accelerated UP and THRU Hortons chest and head. had Rome been airborne when contact was made it may not have been as violent. it was a dirty hit. plain and simple
you’re a dumb shit
Slowing it down only makes Horton look even sillier. We all saw the hit coming, he couldn’t be bothered checking around him – I was yelling Horton with sloppy play like that you’re gonna get hit – but it was too late.
“Only leaves his feet after contact”? He accelerated through him and into the air. The force wouldn’t have been as great if he left his feet first. This is a much harder hit than you think.
Marginally late = late. There are no ‘degrees’ of late. I can assure you that if that was McQuaid destroying Burrows…Canucks GM Mike Gillis would be shouting from the rooftops.
nick, ya gotta be kidding me. that’s definitely shoulder to head. he definitely pushed off his legs and launched, if it was coincidental why would he be leaving the ice to begin with. from my experience playing hockey and football, that’s definitely a launch/tackle with the shoulder.
I don’t have a dog in this fight. That being said the hit is fairly late and, I think, intentional. Not saying he water to hurt him but defiantly wanted to put a good lick on him. Look at the way Horton’s head hit the ice. I bet that caused most of the “damage”. Hirton probably returns/stays in the game if not for that.
Clean hit if it happens .3 seconds earlier. Sorry to see Horton hurt, but if those hits are banned (aside from slight lateness) then we might as well say good bye to open ice hits. Players will start to skate with heads down with impunity, knowing that they cannot be touched, and that is when something really bad will happen. Pretty well text book by Rome, as he drives through the hit (no jump). That’s how you’re taught to hit. No malice or intention to hit head.
2 minute interference penalty at most. This is what happens when you watch how pretty your pass is when you are skating across the middle rather than watching for the contact. Is this not taught at the midget league level anymore? That was a classic Scott Stevens hit. I’m convinced Stevens would not stand a chance in this league as it is played today.
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