Friday, September 18, 2009

Kyle Are You OK?



Kyle are you ok?
Kyle are you ok?
Are you ok Kyle?

Kyle are you ok?
Kyle are you ok?
Are you ok Kyle?

You've been hit by ...
You've been hit by ...
Sloppy seconds.

11 comments:

mike said...

Dude, you are brutal.

Now, just for the sake of the argument--if that's Brashear hitting Okposo, do you have a problem with the hit?

Hee hee hee.

Pete said...

It's kind of sad Mike, because I immediately thought along the same lines. Am I going to look at every hit for now on and judge it on some weird Brashear scale? I hope not.

I'd be curious to know what the refs called. I think it was a clean hit, and Kyle had his head down the whole way, but there may have been an elbow involved too.

Scotty Hockey said...

Phaneuf got a roughing for the fracas afterwards, nothing for the hit itself. It was a clean hit. Dion's whole side made contact, he didn't lead with an elbow, and he didn't leave his skates until after contact. The injury was much worse because Okposo was too stupid to tighten his chinstrap ... if his helmet stays on, he skates away from that.

And Mike, I would face a moral quandary if it was Brash - honestly one I hope to face this season. And I think that the result would be no problem at all, given that my loathing for the Islanders outweighs that of Brashear (or much everything else). But if it was against another team, I likely would admit that it was a clean hit but say that Brash was headhunting again and will likely kill someone someday.

nyrmaniac2 said...

Pete, I'm not so sure about the clean hit there. Yes, he had his head down the whole way. But from what I saw, it looked like he left his feet a little, which is supposed to be a penalty. However, I have not seen the refs enforce that rule much at all the past couple of years. I would like to see it enforced more, just for player safety...

Pete said...

Yeah, I'm not 100% sure, but, I think I agree with the refs on this one.

Back with the whole Brash thing last year, I was a big proponent of the refs calling things by the book, when it comes to player safety, and my mind has not changed on that. I am still concerned that the refs don't all call the same penalty the same way, and I do believe that refs are biased. So, I'm pretty certain that, even though the league has these rules that are supposed to be blanket rules, they'll never mind up being enforced as intended.

Daniel said...

That hit may or may not have been clean, but either way Okposo got absolutely hammered. I don't think he could skate away from that helmet or not. Also, not for nothing, but that kind of hit is just totally over the top for preseason.

Chris said...

Daniel... that hit is absolutely necessary for preseason. Preseason is for all players to shake out the cobwebs and freshen up their skills... no matter who the player is.

Phaneuf is paid to make plays just like that because he dos it so well. Hes practicing just as much as the guy who is working on his sniping.

If preseason is for half-assed, non-physical play, then why do we have it at all?

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mike said...

I'm still laughing over this post.

And Brashear will put you in this position this year, hopefully after egregiously blasting David Clarkson through the Garden end boards....

daniel said...

did anything serious happen at okposo? i mean scotty i hate the islanders just as much as the next ranger fan, but when they guy gets a career ending hit, i mean you cant really keep laughing. What if that was betts or dubi? i think it was clean but i tihnk you gotta take it down a notch, that hit could change the rest of okposo's career...

Noah's Art said...

thats what he gets for
A. skating with his head down and
B. as you mentioned, not tightening his chin strap