Morgan: Going after someone's knee is OK in the NHL

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 2/11/2013 5:51:00 PM

Did I hear this right? Because I'm getting older and don't always trust my ears. But the NHL isn't even reviewing the attempt to injure by Colton Orr Saturday night when he tried to take out Tomas Plekanec's knee?

I'm afraid I did hear right.

So what is the message from the NHL? It's okay to try to injure an opposing player as long as you fail in your mission.

In other words, take a hockey stick and try to smash it over someone's head. As long as you don't make contact, you're in the clear.

I find it very difficult to understand the NHL on this one. Orr was clearly going after Plekanec. This was a situation when Orr quite possibly could have put an end to Plekanec's season if not his career.

And the NHL doesn't think this merits even a review?

It almost makes me want to bite into someone's arm. Oh right, that's Mikhail Grabovsky's job, even though the NHL doesn't know it.

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  1. Mikael posted on 02/11/2013 06:27 PM
    Let's not forget about Grabovsky biting Pacioretty's arm, they're allowed doing that in the NHL also.
  2. lucdlche posted on 02/12/2013 08:09 AM
    this is why a lot of people are turned off by the nhl. shanahan is no better than campbell.
  3. Scott posted on 02/12/2013 10:40 AM
    The phantom knee on knee is now accepted as though it actually happened. Watch
    the replay as Orr goes off balance as he passes Plekanec because he was clearly
    going to hit him with the shoulder. I guess talking about the bite and knee on knee
    gives habs fans some measure of solace instead of the conversation being about
    how wholly unprepared the canadiens were for Saturday night. A better topic might be where Armstrong, Moen and PK were
    1. Umaga posted on 02/12/2013 04:18 PM
      @Scott Please Scott , get with the program , how can the Hab's Hype Machine delude the Bell Center faithful into believing this gang of under-sized weaklings is no longer a 28th place team bur rather an up and coming Stanley Cup contender if you're gonna ask silly quuestions like that ?
  4. Scott posted on 02/13/2013 11:14 AM
    My previous post was incomplete because I neglected to add GO LEAFS !!!!
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