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Leafs, Sens disagree on Nazem Kadri's hit

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09:57 AM ET 02.02 | Nazem Kadri slammed Cody Ceci behind the Senators net and passed to Joffrey Lupul, who promptly deposited the puck behind goaltender Craig Anderson. The Leafs were not worried that the NHL might give the hit a long look. No penalty was called by referees Paul Devorski and Dan O'Halloran. "I saw it and Kadri really hit him from the side," Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "He didn't hit him in the numbers and Ceci did go in awkwardly. There was no intent to hit him from behind. I don't deem there would be anything further." To no surprise, the Senators saw it differently. "I think the league's going to review it, for sure," Ottawa forward Chris Neil said. "It doesn't help us out right now, but hopefully they crack down on that. That's the stuff we're trying to get out of the game."

Toronto Sun

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February 2, 2014  10:03 AM ET

The goon does have a history. :)

February 2, 2014  10:06 AM ET

You be the judge....

February 2, 2014  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You be the judge....

The guy in black and white was looking right at it and had no issues...but that basically means nothing nowadays.

February 2, 2014  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The guy in black and white was looking right at it and had no issues...but that basically means nothing nowadays.

Ed Zachary.

February 2, 2014  10:46 AM ET

Tough call, looks like a hit mostly from the side. At 6-3 I'm sure the Sens were plenty pissed anyway.

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February 2, 2014  11:12 AM ET

Chris Neil is hardly the player to be talking about removing cheap shots from the game.

February 2, 2014  01:22 PM ET
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Chris Neil is hardly the player to be talking about removing cheap shots from the game.

He'd be out of a job if they did.

Looked like he plowed him headfirst into the boards. I thought they were trying to do away with those kind of hits, but I haven't checked which way the wind is blowing lately.

February 2, 2014  03:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The guy in black and white was looking right at it and had no issues...but that basically means nothing nowadays.

Not if a golf fan calls in to complain!

February 2, 2014  04:35 PM ET

The point is it looked like many of the hits from behind into the boards have been/or should have been by today's rules, called as a penalty with no goal allowed, and instead of the senators still being up 2-1 and on a power play, the game turned on that non-call.

February 2, 2014  05:07 PM ET

Meh - I've got it on disk, but now I doubt I'll watch anything other than The Hit - two teams that aren't gonna make the p-offs anyway, eh - having said that, out of the three eastern Canarduckian teams, TO-ON town M-Loafs are prob'ly the most likely to be playing after April 13th, but it wouldn't surprise me, if good old Lose-a-peg (coined in Sports Illustrated in their 1960's Pan Am Games coverage) were the only ones to post-season, if any do, at all. If they do manage to, or any other does for that matter - they will be quickly ushered to the nearest golf tee - Go DeLeat, go.

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February 4, 2014  04:32 PM ET

Actually GBay if you look closer the ref is watching the two players to his right along the boards and as he turns to the play behind the net the hit was already made and the puck is going out front. Watch how surprised he is when the Sens players attack Kadri. He almost looks like he doesn't know what they are hitting him for.

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