Wild's Clutterbuck lucky after hit

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 22, 2013 - 11:20 PM

The Wild forward suffered only a contusion after getting kneed.

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lindy_frank123Feb. 22, 1310:13 PM

Here's a history lesson. He played for the North Stars and delivered devastating HIP CHECKS. His name was Leo Boiven...and it was never "dirty" nor was there and "intent" to injure. Just clean hockey and Clutterbuck rymes with clean....don't make him out to be the bad guy. Like Shanahan said, 1 - the guy went out of his way to injure and 2 - Clutterbuck didn't have the puck. How bout that for a line? Ha

centralscrutFeb. 22, 1310:21 PM

You mean the only X-Ray machine in Edmonton and Calgary is broken? Or maybe the others are Out of Network.

rudo1212Feb. 23, 13 1:08 AM

There will be payback down the road. Hall's head better be on a swivel.

wabeneFeb. 23, 13 1:57 AM

Centralscrut is that a comment on Canadian healthcare? If so you must be joking. The US has an uninsured population that is double Canada's total population. Not to mention another 45 million or so underinsured. WHEEW! Go USA!

minneg56Feb. 23, 13 7:13 AM

centralscrut- I'm a hockey fan but not really big on Wild. I'd agree that Hall's head might be 'on a swivel' -but only it seems if he's playing clubs -other than Wild- with Cal's friends on them. I'm still in a state of shock that nobody on Wild came forward to Hall. All in the white sweaters stood down. Embarrassing. If I were Wild fan, after that episode of apathy I'm not certain I could proudly wear their sweater.

sotsohockeyFeb. 23, 13 9:17 AM

minneg56, did you watch the game? Brodziak went over there, but Hall couldn't skate behind a zebra fast enough. It's been at least a decade where officials feel the need to intervene in about 95% of altercations. I lament the days where officials would wait for the end of altercations are gone.

AllweathrfanFeb. 23, 1310:52 AM

I agree with sotsohockey. The league policing the players has allowed for cheapshot artists to get away with injuring to ending careers. When I was growing up there was more fights and more respect between players. A play like Halls would not go unchecked and he would be looked up next game with the Wild for certain even possibly the next game against whoever because they knew when cheap shots went down and would send a message with a couple of love taps (not the stick swinging blind shots we see today). I would love to see the numbers of players injured by the likes of Raffi Torres, Jarkko Ruutu, Matt Cooke, and now you can put Hall on that list. It is how the game was built, it is an emotional one and if the NHL doesnt let the players police themselves then we can expect class less players like those mentioned above to make a living here. I mean if you have to win a playoff series who would you rather have out there Raffi Torres or Marian Hossa?

kfg31cFeb. 23, 1311:05 AM

I think that two days was a fair suspension, for Hall as long as Cal isn't out any longer than that. I think that the next time that they play Cal will do what he always does, play the body on everyone not especially Hall. Get back soon Cal the seam needs your physical presence since no one else checks worth a lick

bhappyFeb. 23, 1311:13 AM

No player wants to fight the last 5 minutes. Per league rules, an instigator penalty in the last 5 minutes of regulation or overtime has some pretty tough consequences. An instigator penalty includes a minor, a major and a one game suspension for the player. That costs the player $5,000-10,000. Plus, the coach gets fined $10,000 by the league. The Wild was sitting on a lead with less than 3 minutes to play. Payback will come when it is smart to do so.

minneg56Feb. 23, 1312:11 PM

soto- Brondziak went over and 'aligator armed' ... You and I must have watched different games. Everyone on Wild clenched their gloves so they wouldn't accidentally fall off & wouldn't go. With all the emphasis on 'character guys & role players' you hear fron Yeo & Fletch ... you'd figure at least 1 would have the kahonies to go. None did.

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