Was the hit clean??

If you weren’t lucky enough to see it live, you should have seen it on the various Sports programs across the continent. Apparently the NHL is trying to look like the “Family Hockey League” that is run by Denis Leary in Slap Shot 2. Yes, I’m talking about Jeremy Roenick’s earth shattering hit on Robert Svehla. This was by far the best hit I’ve seen all season, and Roenick was thrown out of the game for it. He was given a 5 minute major for charging and a 10 minute game misconduct for intent to injure.

The charging rule states that you cannot take a run at a defensless player. Roenick did not take any strides en route to hitting Svehla. My question is that if a player has is head down, is he defensless?? I look at a defensless player as someone who is facing the boards, or is just getting to their feet. If you are looking for the puck in open ice with your head down, you are not defensless at all. This shows that you don’t care whether you get hit or not. If Roenick gets any penalty past what he has already recieved, it will be a disgrace to the future of hockey. I can understand why the NHL wants to protect players heads, but the players need to protect themselves first.

What do you all think??


92 Responses to Was the hit clean??

  1. Tradedude says:

    Good suggestion, i’ll take that right from you, refs do make mistakes, no ones perfect. 🙂

  2. big_booty says:

    Tony’s right.

    Roenick did not come from the neutral zone. He turned out of the high slot. Video doesn’t lie. No charge.

    You must see things the way you want to see them. That would explain alot of things about you.

  3. Tradedude says:

    leaf fan, who said i was a leaf fan??

  4. big_booty says:

    It was not charging. Watch the replay, Roenick doesn’t come up ice, he was already in the zone. He didn’t come from the neutral zone, he came from the high slot. He didn’t take ANY strides, he coasted in.

    Get a clue, kid.

  5. Tradedude says:

    Ok. You guy, r confusing me, your saying he did not come from the neutral zone right?

    Ok! I still can’t understand you, what you are talking about, is total false, did you know Roenick was #97, not #8, if you look on the back of recchi’s shirt, it will say #8, in bright bright ORANGE.

    there are dumbshits out there, i dont blame ’em

  6. Tradedude says:

    he said he’s taking the cast off this weekend.

  7. big_booty says:

    I’m tired of trying to explain it. Just watch the replay on ESPN.com:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=221212015#

  8. crosschecker says:

    The hit on Peca was dirty, 9 out of 10 players in the league would have held up on that hit…sound familar? Speaking of dumb people, learn how to spell…

  9. MantaRay says:

    Was this hit similiar to the non-call on Gary Roberts last season when he had that obvious charge/boarding hit on the Islanders in the playoffs?

  10. Tony says:

    thank god! someone on this site actually has two eyes. Hey maybe they think he came from the netural zone when he made his line change 30 secs before he even made the hit.

  11. FlyHigh says:

    that was definitely not a charge dude. booty is right on target, he coasted in a crushed him. definitely not a penalty. even colin campbell said so. check your info dude

  12. titans says:

    You actually watched Slap Shot Two???

  13. ak2797 says:

    And I think you are a dipshit…does that count for anything? The hit was clean, Roenick is a player anyone would want on their team..end of story. Your opinion is worth about as much as the Canadian dollar, eh?

  14. Tradedude says:

    I never watched it, but yes i know i was exagerating. im gunn watch it now

  15. leafsrule31 says:

    your so arrogant its irritating

    legs fine.. i see your ego is to.. since you were completely silent between 2 leaf beatings on the flyers and a philly win. now your talking again?

  16. leafsrule31 says:

    ok so the hit was clean? i never said it wasnt and i dont really care either way. i think your an irritating little punk that needs to stop bothering me with mindless little input here and there. go back to your shanty you little sack of urinated on shit. and leave me the fuck alone.. holy god what are you 13?

  17. leafsrule31 says:

    if your referring to the hit on jonnsson he got 5 minutes and a game for it

  18. Tradedude says:

    KID? im 21 almost with a college diploma.

    As for the hit. I think its charging u think its not. lets keep it at that. We all have different opinions. besides i really dont give a shit anymore. lol

  19. Glen says:

    I think every team needs a headcase like him. He makes watching the Flyers every night amusing. The NHL needs more players that speak their mind, and can draw people to the stadium single-handedly.

  20. Glen says:

    A Maple Leaf fan with common sence…… never thought I’d see the day.

  21. Glen says:

    My bad. Movie sucked anyway.

  22. leafsrule31 says:

    hes a cocky arrogant shit that looks down on every one like hes god. therefore if someone doesnt talk with the same ” im so good.. i drink don perignon 55 and went to haaaarvard” talk that he does.. your a kid… regardless of who you are. pretty classy huh?

  23. Tradedude says:

    classy enough for drunk loser.

  24. Tradedude says:

    Thank-You! Someone with an actual reasonable opinion. not like. ooo. dirty hit, no questions or clean hit, talk 2 the hand.

  25. Tradedude says:

    Yep! i agree with you that it was clean, but webb hit, yes entertaining, but cheap and un-necccissary

  26. Tradedude says:

    After various arguements, and various times watching the replay i finally have to agree that ot was a clean hit. I will have to agree with OldTimeHockey (I think that’s his name) on this one. Refs don’t get to use the slow-motion mode, so you gotta think fast and act fast. If the refs were to have the slow-motion-mode I would have called a 4 minute double minor on Roenick, no misconduct, no game, no major. He was cut, injured, and it was charging (whether if it was from the neutral zone or not). There was NO elbow, there was NO feet lifting from the ice, and Svehla’s head was down, so boo-hoo.

    One thing. I don’t appreciate Tony going around like he’s #1 and trying to proove to all of us that roenick should have gotten awarded. Ain’t gunna happen.

    My nw vote: Clean hit!

  27. Tradedude says:

    After various arguements, and various times watching the replay i finally have to agree that ot was a clean hit. I will have to agree with OldTimeHockey (I think that’s his name) on this one. Refs don’t get to use the slow-motion mode, so you gotta think fast and act fast. If the refs were to have the slow-motion-mode I would have called a 4 minute double minor on Roenick, no misconduct, no game, no major. He was cut, injured, and it was charging (whether if it was from the neutral zone or not). There was NO elbow, there was NO feet lifting from the ice, and Svehla’s head was down, so boo-hoo.

    One thing. I don’t appreciate Tony going around like he’s #1 and trying to proove to all of us that roenick should have gotten awarded. Ain’t gunna happen.

    My new vote: Clean hit!

  28. ak2797 says:

    I bet I have more of an education than you do, you fuckin’ inbred moose fucker. 13?? If I’m 13 what the fuck does that make you, since I can actually type a complete sentence? You don’t like my mindless input, eh….how many people on this site you think appreciate yours?

  29. leafsrule31 says:

    see.. unlike you i dont give a fuck what some mindless goof on the internet im never gonna know thinks about me. i guess thats somewhat important to you since you probably have absoloutly NO friends in real life.. and must resort to talking to people on the internet to avoid suicide on a daily basis. your not 13 because you cant type a complete sentence.. since im sure you can.. your 13 because your about as immature as a fucking 10 year old. starting petty little fights with someone that probably lives a thousand miles from you just to keep yourself entertained. you need a life?.. and you need to get yourself off the fucking computer. you pathetic little douchebag..

    you piece of worthless shit.. take your education and go the fuck away.. holy god

  30. Aetherial says:

    OK Leaf fan here and I will try to be objective.

    I do believe that it was a *bit* of a charge. I won’t debate where he came from because I don’t remember exactly.

    Having said that, If I am a Flyers fan I LOVE what Roenick did. The Flyers lack leadership and they lack a nasty edge sometimes. Roenick lost a one punch fight to Tucker and he turned around later in the game a FLATTENED the toughest Leaf defenseman. Like it or not that is what is required. Roenick stepped up to the plate and delivered. He should be the Flyer’s captain. I applaud him for that!

    The hit was not an elbow, there was no stick involved or leaving his feet. Maybe a bit of a charge but even then, not a serious one. The penalty was debateable, maybe deserving of 2 minutes but you can’t give 2 when the guy is cut. I don’t like that rule because a major was not fair in this case. A suspension would have been totally ridiculous.

    Quinn does what all coaches would do, he makes it sound worse than it is. He is no better or worse than his counterparts so get over it everyone.

    The people on this board are split in their opinion according to their loyalties which is also understandable. The Flyers won, they deserved to win, it was a great hit by Roenick. I am glad the league did not suspend him. End of story.

    The Leafs will beat them next time 🙂

  31. Glen says:

    I was always under the impression that charging was when a player takes 3 or more strides en route to hitting another player, or leaves his feet before making contact. I could have this rule wrong, but isn’t that correct?? If you look at the replay AGAIN, Roenick did not take any strides from the blue line into Svehla. So why are some of you saying that the hit was clean, but you’d have given him a charging penalty. If it was a clean hit, then why give him a penalty??

  32. hendextall says:

    It was a great hit, and a clean hit. All it deserved was a charging call, which is a minor, or a major and game. And look up the rule about charging. Rule 47, NHL rulebook, rule 52 OMHA rulebook, charging is when a player runs or jumps or charges an opponent. Usually about 3 strides or more is considered a charge. It was definately a charging penalty, but other than that it was a nice hit. If you have your head down, you deserve to be hit. That’s one of the first rules you learn when you start checking, keep your head up. And if you watch it closely, Roenick glided into the hit, so if he really wanted to hurt him, he could have just kept skating. And did anyone see the hit that Cherry showed on coaches corner on saturday? The hit that Quinn made, that was a lot worse than this hit. Quinn needs to shut his mouth

  33. hendextall says:

    And the second thing we are taught when we start checking is to finish your hits, that’s just what roenick did

  34. ak2797 says:

    Very nice use of every generalization of just about any Internet user. It’s just to bad your wit is wasted in that socialist shithole you call a country. Yes, this is amusement…I think it is hilarious how seemingly pissed off you get. It really makes me laugh, so I should say ‘thank you’ for being such an ignorant nipple dick.

    Oh, and about that 1000 miles away bs your spewing, does that mean if it turns out you and I don’t live to far away you would challenge me to a feats of strenght?? HHHAHAHAA, god damn I didn’t know socialist’s could be so funny.

  35. leafsrule31 says:

    your fat.. and have thick glasses, right?.. did you get picked on in high school?.. chess club?

    big_booty #2

  36. ak2797 says:

    Wow, that was pretty fuckin’ stupid, how old are you anyway….I shouldn’t be picking on little fellas.

  37. leafsrule31 says:

    you openly admit to starting a meaningless fight on the internet with someone you dont know because its amusing?.. how old am i?

    .. better watch your mouth or i’ll challenege you to a “feats of strenght”

    really.. you seem to think your so sophisticated… yet your starting fights on the internet for your own entertainment. is life really that tough on you?..

    socialist?.. go back to school ya dork

  38. ak2797 says:

    Holy Shit Cakes, you can actually spell…

    Do you not know that your country is a socialist one? Sorry to break the new guy. That really hurts my feelings that you don’t think I’m sophisticated…really brought tears to my eyes.

    Did you see Roenick knock another pussy out tonight…you better watch he’s getting geared up for the next Maple Queef game.

  39. leafsrule31 says:

    oh ya roenick knocked another guy out.. just like HE DID TO TUCKER RIGHT????. keep talken smack you gutless little putz.

    do i really give a fuck if my country is a socialist one?.. no. im not on a hockey site to talk about my country being a socialist country. im on it to talk at least something hockey related. but you of all people is on no position to take shots at my country. you guys are the most arrogant sons of bitches on the face of the earth.. more people are murdered in a day in the us then there is in canada in a whole year. your president is a testosterone charged hillbilly just dying to drop bombs on something.. just because his senile old man couldnt get the job done.

    but none of this changes the fact that you started a meaningless fight with someone on the internet for kicks.. because you have that little of a life. which you dont even deny? your just walking in circles now.

    im sure you break alot of new guys.. ass clown

    i dont give a fuck if your sophisticated, i dont give a fuck if your royality. i dont know you. i dont want to know you. therefore you can spout whatever trash you want to me to make yourself feel important. yet im sure it did make you cry.. because your a nutless nipple hole that deserves to be wiped off the face of the earth.. and when you cant even impress someone you dont know, whats the point of life?

    you gotta realize that tryin to talk cheap little smack with roenick as your lead.. its garbage. jeremy roenick has absoloutly no value after tucker kicked the living SHIT out of him.

    die..

  40. ak2797 says:

    dude I think you need to see a specialist….you seem to have a lot of pent up anger…did your mom not hug you enough, or too much?

  41. leafsrule31 says:

    hahahaha.. oh haha.. ohhh my.. that was soooo gooood.. ?!?

    man if your gonna play the cheap shot comeback game that you so commonly criticize me for.. dont suck so bad at it.

  42. ak2797 says:

    I stand by my last comment.

    Blame Canada

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