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Kronwall vs. Havlat

May 23, 2009

So tonight, more evidence that you should be watching hockey happened. Martin Havlat of the Blackhawks had his head down, and Kronwall caught him with a deadly, but legal hit. Havlat has a history of concussions and likely has another one after this. Unfortunately for the Red Wings, Kronwall was given a five minute major and kicked out of the game. Neither referee called this penalty, or seemed to want to, but one of the linesmen did call it. In the NHL, a linesman can indeed call a major penalty. It’s doubtfull that he will be fined or suspended, but seeing as how the league want’s to crack down on hit’s to the head, you never know. I apologize for the video being long, but it does show multiple replays as well as some boring other stuff. I could have edited the video but…. if you could see me you would see a dissmissive hand wanking, so think about that..

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sens4life permalink
    May 23, 2009 10:13 am

    Kronwall gave him a cheap shot. look a the replay on video. 2:30 seconds .His skates are off the ground, his shoulder is in havlats face.

  2. gally82 permalink
    May 23, 2009 2:44 pm

    Any hit by the shoulder is legal. It’s those forearm, and elbow shots that the league want’s to get rid of. And watch the replay again, his front foot doesn’t leave the ice until after the impact of the hit.

  3. steve permalink
    May 23, 2009 10:13 pm

    Flat out, players need better protection from this jaw/facial hits. Washington Capitals players are now being fit with a corrective mouth guard developed with Marvin Hagler and used with the N.E. Patriots for over two decades. New research and results with currrent players has pushed the workers compensation holder for he Caps to initiate a fitting of all players with a concussion history. Havlat and others should be pushing for the same level of protection.

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