Confirmed with Link: NHL suspends Alex Edler 3 Games for Headshot on Hertl

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  1. Lucbourdon

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    Point of contact - Grazed the head
    Puck location - Near the play
    Elbow tucked? - Yes
    Offensive players head high or low? - Hertl's head was low
    Edler suspension past? - Repeat offender
    Injury on the play? - No

    Will there be a suspension: Yes

    Should there be a suspension: No

    Shanahan is awful, and you know he will give edler at least 3 games.
     
  2. timw33

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    Why is Edler a repeat offender? The only suspension I know of was under IIHF rules.
     
  3. Virtanen2Horvat

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    His fault for not keeping his head up.
     
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    You have to wonder how much of the reaction to this will be based on that helmet flying off. I mean, if it stayed on his head, it wouldn't be anywhere near as dramatic.
     
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    lol @ sharks announcers
     
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    I like how the title is 'hit' not 'headshot'.

    No suspension.

    EDIT: And yeah the shark announcers even had me worried that Edler was running rampant in Sleepy Hollow.
     
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    The fact that there will probably be a suspension for this makes me want to puke.
     
  8. dim jim

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    He got a 3 game suspension when he hit Mike Smith.
     
  9. PG Canuck

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    Hockey hit.
     
  10. arsmaster*

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    That's called hockey.

    I hate the suspension culture. What's he supposed to do ole him like a matador?
     
  11. Lemmiwinks

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    Kid tries to dance Edler, Edler doesn't let him. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Edler went in low and hit him in the shoulder. If you suspend this, you have to hand out a couple hundred suspensions a year.
     
  13. arsmaster*

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    So I was wrong on Weise and kassian.

    I'm guessing this gets 10 games since he's a repeat offender.

    Boggles my mind Kronwall isn't.
     
  14. Ernie

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    There have been some marginal suspensions, but this would be a whole new kind of crazy. Edler didn't even lead the hit with his shoulder - he was going for a hip check. If there's any recklessness on this play, it's Hertl not keeping his head up.
     
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    The fact that this is even being discussed/in question saddens me as a hockey fan.
     
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    Edler was just trying to win a race to the puck in the boards there. Hertl reached with his head down and ran into a brick wall. I think the point of contact is the collar bone and momentum carried his head that way. No injury on the play so no suspension.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if this was a suspension, which is absurd since this wasn't even a body check.
     
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    imagine if Hertl actually felt to the ice.. :help:
     
  19. arsmaster*

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    I know. Problem is its the culture now. It's the first question the networks ask.
     
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    4-5 game suspension IMO. principle point of contact is clearly the head + plus he is a repeat offender
     
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    Keep your head up, kid. Clean hit. Can't be reaching like that.
     
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    Edler for 700 games. He super punched him in the facehole and Shanny found the written plans that Edler drew up last night to get Hertle!
     
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    No it isn't. It just looks like it from this one angle that's being shown over and over.
     
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    You and I disagree on headshots a lot but on this we agree. Keep your head up, don't dive for pucks when another players is going for it too. I had no sympathy for Eberle when Torres clobbered him for that same reason.

    The Stuart suspension I think was plain as day, jumped to hit a taller upright stationary guy in the head. No excuses for Stuart to miss the body.
     
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    OT but I love how almost everybody on the bench raises their arms to cover themselves and Torts is just staring.
     

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