Minor League Hockey Hits Are Badass

Monday, April 28, 2008

This is one of those, what we call "slow news days" in the business (ha...the business of blogging), and when a clip like this comes along I just have to share it (mainly to fill the afternoon).

The person with the puck is Tri-City Americans Center Drew Hoff. The person without the puck is Spokane's Judd Blackwater. The song is "Save Yourself" "Cochise" by Audioslave. The website providing the clip is Greg Wys' Yahoo Hockey Blog. Just wait until the behind the net replay at :40. Enjoy!

Beeeeyah! That was just wicked. There's talk that the hit might have been charging, and Blackwater did leave his feet, but Hoff still had the puck. Good hit if you ask me and very entertaining on a slow afternoon.

Devastating hockey hit of the day, minor league edition (Yahoo)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:15 PM


Actually, the song is "Cochise," by Audioslave.

Breeze said...
Apr 28, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

That gave me a boner. Not sure why.

Anonymous said...
Apr 28, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

Actually, who cares because Audioslave kinda blows.

Anonymous said...
Apr 28, 2008, 3:07:00 PM  

Ha, thanks Anon.

Apr 28, 2008, 3:21:00 PM  


hollywood wags said...
Apr 28, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Take notes, DeShawn. That is how you make a statement.

GMoney said...
Apr 28, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Definitely not charging, in fact no foul at all. You don't see that in the NHL because the players are better at avoiding that kind of hit.

Anonymous said...
Apr 28, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Clean hit, although it's close to either a charge or an elbow. For a charge, though, it doesn't matter if the puck is there or not - that only matters for interference.

SpartanDan said...
Apr 29, 2008, 1:52:00 AM  

Given that this took place in the Western League (which is actually a Canadian junior league, players can't be older than 20-21 yo), if anyone on Tri City thought it was dirty, there would have been brawl. They don't nice in the WHL.

It looked borderline to me, but that's why they tell you to keep your head up when you skate.

Apr 29, 2008, 8:10:00 AM  

gotta love the announcer after the replay: "Just a left shoulder to the grill"

Anonymous said...
Apr 30, 2008, 9:41:00 AM  

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