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Semin-Boyle Incident (Slewfoot)

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I don't know who else saw this because it was very late in the blowout by Canada and some of you may have turned you're TV's off. But Alex Semin, yes i'm not mistaking him for Alex Ovechkin, ALEX SEMIN wrecked Dan Boyle into the boards last night. It was the biggest, and possibly only hit I've ever seen Alex Semin deliver to anyone, and it was fierce. He was given a penalty because in international hockey you can't hit anyone in the head. So it was the correct call to give him a penalty, but in the NHL that is a clean check, and there would have been no call.

But then Boyle proceeded to do something, cheap and stupid. he came up from behind Semin, who didn't have the puck and was just skating up the ice. And slew foots him down to the ice. It was a very dirty play, and if it was in the NHL i think he may have been suspended.

If you saw it let me know your take on things.

And sorry, I don't have a link. you know how it is with the olympics and youtube.
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Good on Boyle, Semin hadn't done a damn thing all game and then with the game well out of reach decides to throw a dangerous hit.??
He's lucky he escaped without further incident.

Really? So because Semin hadn't done anything all game, that means he's not allowed to play the last 4 minutes hard? And that was a textbook check, a dangerous check, would have been what Boyle did to Semin. And because Boyle got wrecked along the boards that gives him the right to throw a slew foot? Evgeny Artykhin got a 3 game suspension for the exact same thing earlier this year. Boyle is the lucky one, because if this was the NHL he would at least be fined if not suspended.

Boo Hoo. That was far from a cheap slewfoot. Maybe next time Semin won't be beaking off after he hits someone. Too bad it wasn't an NHL game or maybe Boyle would have given him a shot in the head to boot.
How was that far from a cheap slew foot? He puts his leg behind Semin, and checks him into his leg so he falls over it. Actually if there was a tutorial on how to execute a perfect slew foot, I think that would be the hit shown.

And again, how does Boyle getting wrecked give him the right to throw a cheap check at Semin while he's not looking? And again, if that were an NHL game he would have got a fine, or maybe even suspended.
The so called "retaliation" was for the chirping Semin did coming out of the zone. IF it was for the hit Boyle would have just smacked him when they were on the ice by the boards.

LMAO Not looking? They were talking to each other.
Yeah he's talking to him right as he's slew footing him. And watch the video, it clearly shows it's a slew foot.
petty clear slew foot there
OK whatever. By definition it's a slew foot. Who cares? HE gets suspended maybe? Who cares?

Semin took a small liberty in nailing Boyle, but then proceded to chirp about it. He's lucky it was Olympic competition and not the NHL. Probably saved him some dental bills.
I honestly just thought the play was dirty by Boyle. I'm not a fan of suspending players for slew footing, but that was just straight up cheap.

And it's not like that's the first time anyone's ever said anything in hockey. Plays talk a lot in that sport. If Boyle really had an issue with Semin he should have got in his face and said some stuff back. Take a roughing penalty if necessary, because god knows you don't fight in international play. But the slew foot without the puck, was just gutless

And I'm not sure if you've seen Semin fight but he throws a mean right slap, I'm not sure Boyle would have got off so easy.
Getting just a wee bit dramatic aren't we?
how was it not gutless? he slew footed him without the puck. It was cheap and uncalled for. And if it were Ovechkin that did what Boyle did, I know you would be saying what he did was unacceptable.
HE put the guy on the ice, big deal. I've seen a thousand worse examples of cheapness. The two of them were having a not-so friendly conversation and Semin got taken down. Maybe he should have kept his mouth shut, or skated away after the hit, or put Boyle down first? Either way the players involved have no bearing on what happened.

WHy bring Ovechkin into this?

It was a slew foot. Boyle didn't try to knee, or board Semin. ;) jk
Putting someone on the ice is no big deal. But doing it to someone without the puck, and slew footing is just stupid.

And I'm not saying should have said anything, he should have just skated away. But it happens, guys talk. Boyle had many other ways to deal with the situation much better.

And because you're devils advocate to Ovechkin.

And Ovechkin actually had a nice slew foot on Peverly earlier this year. He got fined.
Why get youyr panties in a bunch? OH right it's Semin.

IT was an incedent away from th puck. Happens hundreds of times a month in the NHL. I really don't know why your crying so much about it, other than Semin plays for the Caps.

Sure. Takng a penalty, and risking a suspension is not the best course of action. Oh well, so what? This happens all the time.

Nice to see him expanding his repetoire. As an elite player he should have a well rounded game and wide skill set.

Please show me where there is a player slew footing someone in the NHL without the puck. It's not because it's Semin, he'll most likely be out of Washington in 2 years. That's not why I'm calling the dirty hit dirty.

And I understand taking a penalty happens as well. Show me where someone takes a slew foot penalty when hitting someone without the puck.

And I really do wish Semin would hit more like this. he has like negative 4 hits this season in Washington and whenever the word contact comes up in a conversation he gets scared. The trash talk after was unnecessary, but Boyle's slew foot was cheap.
Did it look like this guys?

That was the only Slew foot I've seen that was worse than Boyle's


You need to keep watching. Actually you need to watch old games. It was more prevalent. I believe it was a serious injury, maybe early 90's, that actually caused the "slew foot" rule, as it was identified as a specific type of infraction.
I don't watch much hockey outside the 2000's frame. Unless it's goals or great games. I'm only 17 I really haven't seen full games outside the the 2000's.
malkins on mara and ovechkins on peverley were worse.
but at least with Ovechkin's on Peverly he had the puck, or was at least going to try and play it.
true in that context yes the boyle one is dirty, but the danger level was higher on peverley, cause semin was half expecting some retaliation or he should have been- granted boyle shouldnt have done anything more than a crosscheck back, at least semin was aware of boyles likelihood to initiate a contact over than a bodycheck.

both avoidable, both dangerous...
yea, and I don't know about you. But I would much rather be hit by Boyle. Ovechkin+ slew foot= bad news for who ever is on the receiving end
IF my CPU and connection weren't so crappy, I might try to look it up for you.

If I remember the incedint correctly it was in front of the net, and the defender skated up to the guy standing infront and basically kicked his legs out from under him.
damn, that sounds horrible
am i the only one thinkin of those.. you wouldnt make it in the nhl commercials.......?

haha, that would be great
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