15 year old may be charged with battery after hockey hit.

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  1. Zine

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    I'm not sure what forum to post this on...... but this was on the front of the sports page today.

    http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/local/index.php?ntid=70975

    Some kid was forced to have his spleen removed after being the victim of a late hit.
    On the advise of an attorney, the kid's parents reported it to the police and may seek battery charges on the 15 year old who hit their son.
    I feel sorry for the injured player but hockeys a rough sport - freak accidents happen.

    Here's a video of the hit. Click on 'video story' on top.
    http://www.wkowtv.com/index.php/news/story/p/pkid/23213#videowindow
     
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    this is a freak accident. hits like this happen all the time.

    noone will get charged.
     
  3. SopelFan*

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    Don't play hockey then... ****ing pansy.
     
  4. hfboardsuser

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    While it was a bit dirty- it appeared as though the 15 year-old had his stick positioned as you might during a crosscheck, and saw the 17 year-old coming- I don't see battery here. Not at all.
     
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    Ummm... It was kinda a late hit I guess, but I've never heard of that causing a ruptured spleen.

    Take a hike with these charges. :shakehead
     
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    Have your head up. This is a bogus charge and it should not be kept in a court of law.
     
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    This will be thrown out in a matter of minutes. Exhibit A should be any NHL hockey game and your jury is sold.
     
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    No case whatsoever IMO. The hit wasn't late IMO, the whistle was blown milliseconds before the player was hit(clean hit too), so it's not like the kid went out, chased the other kid down and hit him, it was part of the game. If the parents can't accept that hockey is a rough sport and there is potential for their child to get hurt, too bad, they allowed him to play. It was a freak accident that was caused by an everyday play in a hockey game. Nobody is at fault.
     
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    This happened in the US (of course). I don't think anywhere else in the world anyone would have entertained charges in this situation.

    Ridiculous. :shakehead
     
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    In the US, do people get charged for late hits in football? :dunno:
     
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    I would be very surprised to see charges laid. Police are contemplating laying charges, but they should charge the parents of the injured kid with child endangerment. :sarcasm:
     
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    Of course the attorney would advise them to seek legal action

    That way he gets paid
     
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    Clean hit as the wistle was being blown. This is a mute case.

    Ruptured spleen? Since when did Forsberg play for Madison? :biglaugh:
     
  14. The Fuhr*

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    The hit didn't look dirty to me.
     
  15. Letang fan 58

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    Great hit, where can we sign the kid up.
     
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    Where did the kid learn to handle the puck like that? Eric Lindros?

    Agree

    Agree
     
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    watching the replay the second time they show the hit....what wrong with it? his stick isnt up, when you watch close - the whistle goes just before the hit, and the kid had his head down heading right into the accused kid...who didnt do anything but stand him up. watching the reply, unless youre calling the game real tight to keep it under control..im not convinced its even a penalty. you would call it just because the kid was hurt and everyone was pissed, knowing to yourself as you called it that it was a good hit and the player had his head down. there wasnt any time to avoid contact after the whistle.
     
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    The hit is completely fine as far as I'm concerned, maybe a scoatch after the whistle, but other than that, it's a regular hockey hit. No elbow, no high stick, just a good hard hit.

    The guy is basically being sued for hitting too hard. Fantastic, maybe those parents should sign their son up for badminton next year.
     
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    Geez when I saw this thread I was expecting it to be a face first hit into the boards or a flying elbow to the head or something.

    That was a clean open ice hit a second after a whistle. big deal. move on. Sucks that the kid got injured, but those things happen.

    You can't press charges against someone for throwing a normal check on you a second after a whistle.
     
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    What a little girl. Walk it off.
     
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    Before people jump on the injured kid, keep in mind that his parents are the one's suing, not the son. I'm not sure if the son agrees with the lawsuit, but I doubt he's much for it. Jump on the parents if you want, however I don't really blame them for (severely) overreacting to their son having a serious injury.

    That said, it was a clean hit. It was a split second after the whistle, but there was no way for the kid who was laying out the hit to do respond that quick. He basically just stood up the 17 YO who skated into him.

    Nice hit. Sucks about the injury, though. :(
     
  22. norstrom broke forsbergs spleen... i didnt see any battery charges
     
  23. All-Star

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    It looks like a clean hit, the only reason the guy's spleen got injured was because the checker was so short. He was looking at his feet at the time; if the checker had been a bit taller: concussion/neck injury city...

    Are they going to start banning short guys now?

    I hope the parents will need to pay the court fees back.
     
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    Clean hit all the way in my opinion.

    But look closely at the replay at the dude's leg fold under him as he's going down. Yikes! If he didn't tear an ACL or MCL or both, it's a miracle. Ugly.
     
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    Didn't Hasek check a player and injure him playing roller hockey during his year long retirement in the Czech Republic that brought charges?
     
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