Monday, November 19, 2007

Mattias Ohlund = Dick



What an ass.
Why can't someone do that to Mark Recchi?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha...because Mark Recchi already skates like his fibula is broken.

Anonymous said...

Oh well. Maybe Koivu will think twice now before he tries to cheapshot somebody. Mission accomplished. Koivu must have the bones of an 80 year old woman. It was a love tap.

Sinops said...

I expected to see some serious Steelers/Big Ben jobbing today.

canaanregulatesblog said...

love tap? you are a retard. it was a two-handed swing from a professional hockey player...people who can shoot the puck upwards of a 100mph.

Nathan said...

I thought the NHL was trying to crack down on hits to the head? Where's Koivu's suspension for his cheapshot on Ohlund? I wonder if he gets one if Ohlund doesn't shatter his feeble bones; he certainly deserved one.

Koivu's elbow to the head wasn't the only one that Minnesota players threw in that game. Jacques Lemaire needs to be fined/suspended for his players' gooning it up after Vancouver had the game well in hand.

rwarner174 said...

That is a joke. That guy should be suspended and the team should be fined.
That is no love tap, you were watching it in slow motion you know?

Anyway, I hope that guy is fined and then suspended for 3 months.

If not, that will be happening to crosby or malkin someday.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see much wrong with it, Koivu threw a cheap shot and is lucky that's all that was done to him

Anonymous said...

This isn't SteelersSuckBlog.

Dwayne said...

It may have been a two handed swing, but it certainly wasn't hard enough to shoot a pick upwards of 100mph. Sit cross legged a while to keep your knee from jerking so much and look at it again. It was definitely worth 4 games (or even 8), but Koivu should've gotten a day or two suspension as well (to be taken at the same time he's out with a broken bone - ie: he's just missing out on his game check).

Nicholas said...

1) Cheapshots in hockey are ridiculous and serve no purpose. Solid, legal hits are amazing, and fights between two-willing combatants is also amazing.

But doing something stupid like that only results in injuries, which I hate as much on someone I hate, as someone I like.

2) Recchi has been absolutely awful this year, but so have a lot of players. Recchi was a star for us throughout last year (besides about the last 20 games) and he does a lot of this city.

I'm not saying we should let his poor-play slide or anything, but constant Recchi hated I think is unwarranted

Dwayne said...

Also, I'm not going to justify Ohlund's actions, either. There's never going to be a reason that it's okay to swing your stick at someone's leg like that. But it also wasn't The Worst Stick Chop Ev0r, either. So suspend the guy - 4 games is too low, in my opinion. But Koivu still should've gotten a mandatory 1-2 game suspension for headhunting like that. I don't care whether the other player gets hurt; if you really care about taking something out of the game, you punish the act, not the results that come about because of the act.

But that's a whole different can of worms to get into.

Anonymous said...

he did get suspended, only 5 games though

-Your Mom

Brett said...

off-topic

i don't know if this is common practice anywhere else, but a while ago some friends and I played a drinking game during sporting events where you'd have to take a drink every time the name of your player-of-choice is spoken on the tv.

If your player happened to be Tom Brady during Sunday Night Football last night, you would have been hospitalized 5 minutes after kickoff. Gawd, no wonder there are Crosby haters simply due to the amount of media attention he gets. I can understand now.

Jack Harrison said...

Looks like an eye for an eye to me.

Koivu should watch his elbow.

Anonymous said...

Well... WWGRD?

Beat the piss out of him like a man, but still not play anything resembling hockey this season. Where did the GR of last season go? Or for that matter, the Jordan Staal, Mark Recchi or MAF? So many guys rolling over and playing dead this season, no wonder why we are losing so much.

Ashley said...

actually, it was only 4 games. if i was coley, i'd lean towards a 10 game suspension for ohlund. you can't have players swinging their sticks with both hands like that.

and by the way, it's not a 'love tap' if you break someone's leg. these players don't have osteoporosis b/c if they did, they'd break every bone in their bodies every time someone checked them, tripped them, or whatever.

canaanregulatesblog said...

dwayne, let me clarify. i was giving an example as to the strength of a hockey player's swinging ability, not so much saying that the swing was that vicious, because it wasn't. but to call that a love tap is absurd.

So i wouldn't call it a knee jerk reaction as so much as a poorly explained response. mahalo.

canaanregulatesblog said...

brett, i watched an ahl game the other day (syr/roch...a game in which kris beech got a goal) and they kept trying to bring up Crosby in every opportunity they could...it was quite silly. and i definitely understand where people hate on him for his exposure.

Anonymous said...

this should be a peter petrelli blog before tonights episode

karri said...

First of all...

Adam, I'm late with this, but I'm sorry you've had to go through everything you did last week...thoughts are with you.

Mattias Ohlund is remorseful for his hit...big deal. Koivu has a fractured leg. Sure the
fibula is the smaller bone in the lower leg, but so what. It's still takes a lot of force to fracture. An elbow to the head doesn't justify that kind of garbage.

Anonymous said...

maybe you should look at a longer video of the infraction before you make your judgments. koivu was going balls-out fast and he was trying to protect the puck and deal with a really quick momentum change. he didn't intentionally try to jump on ohlund's head; it was just unfortunate body position.

Gio said...

I was reading through the comments left on the TSN article about this and its a huge joke. Lots of whiners complaining that Ohlund shouldn't have gotten a suspension at all because Koivu intentionally elbowed him first.

Makes no difference to me what someone did first, you have no right to slash him for it. Ohlund even said it was a stupid move on his part. And the fact that it fractured Koivu's leg only makes it worse.

I think the elbow should have been called, personally, but there are lots of people demanding suspension for Koivu as well because of it.

Ohlund should have just dropped the gloves and took the instigator penalty on top of everything instead of slashing. Wouldn't be suspended because of it.

I blame spotty officiating as the cause for most of this crap. Apparently there were a few missed elbows in that game prior. But it is the same kind of stuff we see every game. Blatantly obvious penalties go uncalled, while the smallest infractions are called relentlessly.

Refs = joke.

stokes said...

I'm not gonna debate the hits from either guy. But i have to disagree with wanting that done to Rex. I hope that was written in jest and i missed it, but as bad as Rex has been, i'd never want to see that happen to him, either hit. Sean Avery, yes, Mark Recchi, no.


Just my two cents.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

Good, he deserved to get slashed. Elbows to the head are ok but a retaliation isn't.

Kicksave said...

If you click on Marty the Chicken, Sidney Crosby's picture will take its place.

Just sayin...

Dwayne said...

"It's still takes a lot of force to fracture. An elbow to the head doesn't justify that kind of garbage." <-- I'm sorry, but what?!?!

An elbow to the head can kill you. When was the last time a broken fibula ended an athlete's life?

You're right, in essence; they're not comparable. The elbow to the head was worse, at least from a ridiculously dangerous standpoint, if not from an execution standpoint.

canaanregulatesblog said...

hey, kicksave, you just found the first tPB easter egg =)

imayregretthis said...

I friggin like Recchi, you jobbers. I love your blog; you guys are the authority. Screw Smizik. But I think Mark Recchi is a hockey legend, and although he isn't playing the best, he's still a great leader and a great hockey player.

Steve In Denver said...

I would not like to see Rex's leg broken with a slash. But I wouldn't entirely mind if he slipped on a banana peel or tore a thumb ligament in his Sunday morning bowling league.

I'm all for putting him in the Pens HOF right behind Coffey. In fact, the sooner the better.

Regardless of how stupid the comment was, it was funny..."Koivu must have the bones of an 80 year old woman".

It's probable that Sean Avery is the vagina of that 80 year old woman, too.

Ashley said...

gio - not sure if i read your comment wrong, but koivu was penalized for the elbow. sure, it was only a two minute minor (probably because it didn't cause injury to ohlund), but the refs did catch it and gave him a penalty.

Gio said...

Ashley - That was my fault, I wasn't very clear. I knew it was called for a penalty, but I just didn't finish my thought (damn brain). Haha. What I meant was, in light of the couple other elbowing incidents during that game in particular, perhaps they should have fined Koivu for it. I'm not going to call for suspending Koivu as some are championing...but if the NHL is serious about stopping headshots, perhaps they should start distributing some fines for things like that.

Still the slash was uncalled for no matter what, as I said before, and Ohlund was out of line.

wilsmith said...

whoever said that koivu was just flying around and adjusting to a momentum change is exactly right.

people who play hockey will understand, sometimes when you do that "poke it and hop by them" move, you clip the guy going by. maybe koivu pulled up his elbow on purpose, or maybe he was pulling it in so he could slip by ohlund. regardless, it's a penalty, but under the circumstances, I don't think he should be fined or suspended.

Anonymous said...

Do note that many of the people calling for Koivu to be suspended also say that he would be able to serve said suspension while injured (I don't know that it actually works that way, but let's go with it....)

So, he's sitting out games that he's stuck sitting out anyways, only now he isn't getting paid for them. The league effectively fined him for the incident, but also set a precident they can use to suspend players later

b said...

Koivu was just trying to get past Ohlund to the loose puck. Keeping his elbow down would have made that much more difficult; but he did bring it up a little high. A slash like that is never deserved, that's the reason fighting is allowed in the NHL, so dickheads don't swing their sticks like that.

Anonymous said...

WWGRD? RETIRE and take Rex with him... Although medical supply houses are making big money off of oxygen from these two... ofcourse when it comes down to it, both of these guys could lay someone out with their walkers. Unless they do a John LeClair and take out their own guy.

GRSR! Gary Roberts Should Retire

He did not live up to all this hype, or you all put the jinx on them with all these "fruity" bracelets.

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