One hit wonder

5/23/2009 11:59:00 am / The truth was spoken by Rich /

I've watched this video many times and one must admit to finding the five minute major and game misconduct Niklas Kronwall was levied for his blitzing of Martin Havlat a little baffling. I desperately want to wave my fist at the man and surround his home with a lynch mob and call for his head, but you wonder what the officials were thinking, it really was a clean hit and as things transpired I think the penalties dished out for the hit actually ended up hurting the Hawks.

Possibly maybe, it's interference as Martin Havlat doesn't actually touch the puck at any time, but I'm not sure that matters when it's between his legs the whole time and if you scratch around for the puck with your head down like that you're really asking for a shalacking. It's not a charge either as he doesn't leave his feet until after the hit, even if it was it's two minutes max.

The officials I think realised they'd made an error and more than made up for it during the Hawks' five minute power-play and the second period with some utter nonsense "make-up" calls. All things said and done though, the Hawks got the win. They made hard work of it, and it cost them Havlat and Khabibulin, but it's a proper series again. They haven't played 60 minutes yet.

So far in each of the three games the Hawks have stayed in the locker room for one of the three periods. They need three periods from everyone on Sunday including little Kaner whose contributions so far have been as diminutive as his stature.



Anonymous on 23 May 2009 at 20:42

earth to Havlat, earth to Havalt....

Comment by Rich on 24 May 2009 at 00:31

Careful, he'll be awake by Sunday

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