Hit to the head by seabrook or clean? You guys decide
This is why its clean.
- Leads with shoulder
- Numbers are not facing Seabs at point of contact
- Seabs only leaves his feet AFTER the hit was landed
What people will be mad about is that unfortunately because Backes was skating around, his head was in line with the shoulder—this wouldn’t have happened if Backes was standing straight up. I get that, and for that I won’t be surprised/mad at blues fans for calling it a bad hit.
Why it’s not clean:
- Head was the primary point of contact; doesn’t matter that it wasn’t with an elbow. Shoulder to head is still illegal under Rule 48
- Backes was down and had been down when Seabrook committed to the hit; Backes didn’t suddenly get lower, placing blame fully with Seabrook
- Seabrook made no attempt to change direction or move down after he had lined up with Backes
- Backes did not put himself in an especially vulnerable position; his head was up and he was playing the puck
- Seabrook left his feet AS he made the hit
I like the Hawks, I like Seabs, but that hit was illegal and if he doesn’t get suspended, I will be pissed at the league for letting dangerous behavior go undisciplined.
Are you kidding me if this was Toews or Kane getting hit not a single one of you would be calling it clean shut up
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