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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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great hit by semin, boyles retaliation was unnecesary and over the top (even in the nhl) considering the scoreline at the time and the fact that it the nhl and in my opinion the olympics as well theres nothing wrong with a high hit as long as its not a cheap after the whistle hit.
VICE™;580128 said:
Depends on how high the hit is. If it's up in the head region, then it's illegal in IIHF play. I haven't seen the play in question, so I'm not sure how high the hit was.
yeah i was advocating a rule change :), dont see anything wrong with that hit, wasnt dangerous, its a 'keep your head up' style hit
Did it look like this guys?

thats genuinely dirty, haha, nah not that bad semin was movin about a tenth of that speed and and it was more of a pull down with the arm onto leg than leg under leg and hard pull down. if that makes sense?
That was the only Slew foot I've seen that was worse than Boyle'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
am i the only one thinkin of those.. you wouldnt make it in the nhl commercials.......?

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