Thanks! Great excerpt. Needs to be required viewing by careless defensemen. As the new Captain of the CAPS, Ovi is teaching this to Schultz et. al. (except, of course, for John Erskine). The commentary is more than I heard last night.
he's a baby. a cave baby
Please. Boychuck's hit was a MAN'S hit. Not some pu**y little shove like he got back. OVER RATED!!!!!
The only solid hit was the first one, when OV started running from the blue line for the hit. That used to be a penalty, didn't it?
how many steps is he allowed to take untill he gets a charging penalty. Show me anyone else in the league that would get away with that. He never stops from blue line in. Read the rules. Its a clear penalty
"Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner."-Rule 43.1So, I just read the rule, and so did you. Looks like it's up to the refs. Thankfully, referees seem to agree that hockey is not a pussy sport.
This comment thread./Puckdaddy'd
yes i know the rule. I have played the sport my whole life. I agree its not a pussy sport. But that is a charge every time. You just cant run at people all game. He does play hard and is awesome to watch no doubt about it. But you cant tell me that isnt a charge. I wouldnt have one complaint about him if he stopped running people like he does
"Please. Boychuck's hit was a MAN'S hit. Not some pu**y little shove like he got back. OVER RATED!!!!!"Please! Ovi's first hit was far better than Boychuk's... not to mention the the two additional hits... and no, I am not a caps fan.
a real player takes the LEGIT hit and moves on. he's a baby and should of had a penalty called against for charging or even a minor ruffing for getting the gloves up.
That he hit Boychuk either when he had the puck or within appropriate time following his release of the puck is reason enough not to have been called a penalty there. All three times.
What a bunch of crybabies. That wasn't even close to charging. Not even close. Good hit by Boychuk and then three good hits by Ovechkin. That was just fun, clean, hard hockey. Ovechkin didn't just take a run at him. He waited until Boychuk played the puck and hit him and by the way, he kept in the zone because of it.
You've never seen Gretzky or Lemiuex do that. Reason #45 why Ovie is the greatest ever.
RICO YOUR AN IDIOT. ITS NOT ABOUT AMOUNT OF TIME AFTER RELEASE OF THE PUCK. ITS THAT FACT THAT HE SKATED FROM THE BLUE LINE TO GOAL LINE FULL SPEED TO MAKE THE HIT. ITS A CLEAR CHARGE. HE DOES IT EVERY TIME HE HITS SOMEONE. EITHER CHARGING OR HE LEAVES HIS FEET.
Because you lack an ID/avatar and simply go by anonymous I have to assume you're Sidney Crosby. There's a place for you on the interwebz: www.thepensblog.com
this is nothing to do with penguins or anyone. its about the rules of the game and how ovie seems to never be called for clear penalties. anyone else in the league makes that hit it is a charge. no doubt about it
Never gets called for penalties? Three things to say to that:1. If you truly believe he never gets called for what you consider penalties, maybe it's time to refine your definition of a penalty.2. A superstar getting calls is not isolated to hockey - be it quarterbacks in the NFL, Kobe or Lebron in the NBA, or OJ Simpson in the courtroom.3. Your assertion that Ovechkin is never penalized is just flat out wrong. He's had two game misconducts this year and a 2-game suspension. His 62 PIMs are tops among the NHL's top 15 scores, and by a wide margin.As far as I know, neither Boychuk nor the Bruins organization had anything to say about the legitimacy of the hits. As one of the Anonymous posters (I wish you guys had ID's...) above said, "That was just fun, clean, hard hockey."
youtube his hits. Im not saying he is dirty all the time. But a majority of his hits are charges. Either running people or leaving his feet.
Yes, you tube is clearly the place to go to get a honest, objective sample of all of Ovechkin's hits. Good suggestion.
Its a charge, wah wah wah....
None of those hits were dirty, but Ovechkin needs to learn how to take a hit and move on. When someone finally lays HIM out, he gets his panties in a bunch and tries his damned to get back at 'em.
All four hits were good hits. Ovechkin got hit, got Boychuk's number and got him back... three times. That's hockey and for you pussies who think that was charging go back to squirts.
It was charging...but Boychuk didn't seem to mind. Like a gnat buzzing around his ear.
Oh, it was charging! Boohoo. What a bunch of babies....
It wasn't a charging. You're allowed to hit a guy that just had the puck less than half a second before you hit him, its called finishing your check.
^Charging isn't about how long someone has a puck. It's about taking a running/skating start before you hit someone.
he tried to boy-chuck ovechkin, but ovechkin MAN-chucked that pussy- everytime
I, for one, think Mike Green stuck out his elbow and deserved a suspension. Wait, that's not what we're talking about here? Ovie gave the refs not one, not two, but THREE opportunities to call a charge and they didn't do it. Further, I didn't see one Boston Bruin take umbrage to anything that happened on the ice -- either the Bruins are a gutless team, and I don't think they are, or they recognized what just happened as a hockey play and moved on...and on...and then on once again.
when was the last time anyone in the NHL had a charging penalty called against them???
ok, lets be honest. He doesn't start anywhere near the blue line on the first hit. He is about on line with the top of the faceoff circle meaning that the idiots' calls of charging from the blue line are extremely exagerated as it is half that distance.Now, counting the steps, I count 6, the first two being cross over change of direction. Therefore, there are 4 steps to gather speed. He then plants and glides. If you tap the rythm of his steps, you will see he could have had one and possibly two more steps prior to contact if he was truely charging.Therefore, all you whiners that complain because you wish he was on your team need to become more of a hockey fan and less of a homer like those that appreciate the fun of this clip. I give props to the young defenseman for his planting the star. I give props to the star for challenging the rookie to do it again while still keeping the puck in the zone.
Summed up perfectly above, starting, "ok, lets..."Pissing contests on blogs, are funny shit. I love hockey!
everybody loves to hate on OV.... nothing wrong with putting a rookie in his place... hockey and many other sports use intimidation as a tactic... the high inside pitch... forearm shivver...etc. I cannot wait to see him nail Crosby to a cross on Sunday... I'll be there to watch in person
Anonymous needs to look at the video in slow mo. Ovie gains momentum, then glides, then levels him with a check on BOTH occasions. That is not charging. Every fan of the NHL should thank Christ almighty for a guy like Alex Ovechkin. He is the reason why the NHL is finally getting some real consideration from people who would never even tune into a Stanley Cup final, much less a regular season game. The president even gave him props. WAKE UP! Hockey is never going to get the limelight it so rightfully deserves when people pick apart hits and scrutinize every check. No one wants to see a guy get a career ending injury, but what Ovechkin did was not out of the ordinary for a guy who's playing at that level. When hockey becomes the most watched sport in the US, then we can institute the replay rule and throw challenge flags. Until then, have at it gentlemen!!!
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