Originally Posted by Jori
I'd have to see a replay, but I thought RJ had lost possesion of the puck a second or so before the hit and Campbell would not have been able to stop his momentum.
Clearly Campbell intended to hit RJ, but I'm not sure he expected RJ to have his head down. It was a brutal hit, and it shows how the speed of the game can create such a violent collision. I totally understand the feelings of Flyers fans.
Regarding your second question, you do make an interesting point, but you almost consider an elbow as a weapon moreso then a shoulder (even with the equipment).
Jori...the kid played the puck...then BOOM!!! It wasn't anywhere close to a second...he looked behind him for the pass...it hit his stick...bounced off his stick...then BLAM-O.
There were hits in the AVS/stars game today that were much more in question as far as puck possesion goes...this one was just nasty...
Watch the replay, and you'll agree.
I think Scott Steven's hit on Paul Kariya would have to be classified as far more "dirty" than this one (it was clean)...as the puck was much further away from Paul...