- 01/10/2012, 12:48AM ET
NickTheContrarian said 01/10, 12:48 AM
Shanahan even posted said rule, claiming that "clipping" required contact "at or below the knee" while presenting a video of Marchand hitting him at waist height, high thigh at the most. THis is a black and white rule. "...at or below the knee." How can you suspend someone for breaking a rule that he clearly doesn't break based on the video evidence provided to justify the suspension? Mind.Blown.
NickTheContrarian said 01/13, 08:32 PM
Still not seeing where that was knee or lower. Nice argument, though.
HOOTZ said 01/13, 11:03 PM
How can you suspend someone for breaking a rule that he clearly doesn't break based on the video evidence provided to justify the suspension?
I've provided the Shanahan video that you referred to in your opening argument. If you freeze frame the video at :37 seconds you'll see what you're looking for. Marchand hits Salo at knee level. Marchand is 'clearly' low bridging.
You've gone as far as to say the video shows the hit to have been possibly waist high? What video are you watching?
In his own explanation of the play, Marchand said "when you see a guy that's 6'5" coming at you your natural instinct is to protect yourself."(Salo is 6'3")
Um...that really isn't the best lie you ever heard is it?
I admire your loyalty to the Bruins, but Brad Marchand as an individual OR the Bruins as a team are not the entire entity of the NHL. Nor are they the only ones to be held accountable by the NHL Department of Player Safety for misconducts.
Marchand hasn't been in the league very long. But, in the short time he has been around he's built a reputation as a low bridge hitter and on THIS particular hit he is guilty of clipping.
MARCHAND CLIPPED SALO= 5 GAME SUSPENTION
NickTheContrarian said 01/14, 09:56 AM
Again, I don't care about anything other than the facts. The fact is, he never made contact "at or below" the knee. Never happened. If you want to get into semantics, that's fine. That's not my argument. Watch the way Salo flips. He's got him right on the thigh, which by DEFINITION OF THE RULE, isn't clipping. I've heard of selective listening, but selective vision is new to me. My guess is this argument is turning into a popularity contest, because anyone with half-decent eyesight can see that he DIDN'T HIT HIM IN THE KNEE.
HOOTZ said 01/14, 10:40 PM
I'm in my 50's dude. My eyesight failed me years ago. So, I decided to watch the video one more time just to be fair. If you freeze frame the video at :37 seconds, Marchand is crouching down as he goes into the check.
Curiously, from the :37 second mark going forward.....you see Marchand hits Salo in the left knee. To me, it looks like in the back of the left knee. But, the recording was taken from a distance and then zoomed in afterward for the video. Not the best vantage point for me to say 'no harm, no foul'.
One thing the video does explain in detail are the FACTS. The narrative presented by Shanahan gives a complete break-down account of the FACTS. The FACTS aren't what YOU say they are.
I have heard of people using selective facts. I've even known people who've used them. You most certainly have been using them. Like Marchand saying he was trying to defend himself against Salo when Marchand was the aggressor in pursuit of Salo. That was a selective fact. It's not what really happened.
The NHL is still evolving. Rules have changed in the last 50 years and will change in the next 50 years. There are transitional moments in time. That's what you should be seeing.
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