Friday, March 6th, 2015

VIDEO: Kris Letang allowed himself in harm’s way on hit by Max Pacioretty

Published on November 27, 2011 by   ·   No Comments

I’d be surprised if we see a suspension come out of last night’s Max Pacioretty open ice hit on Kris Letang.

The following variables come to mind:

1. Letang was weaving through the Montreal Canadiens offence until he got rocked by Pacioretty. He simply was leaving himself vulnerable to getting hit pretty hard.

2. Letang wasn’t necessarily reacting to Pacioretty incoming.

3. Letang had good puck possession when Pacioretty went in for the hit.

4. Pacioretty made a conscious effort for shoulder to shoulder contact. He didn’t leave his feet, and he certainly stayed away being behind Letang. When a player makes a hit directly at shoulder, or in the vicinity, that’s deemed a text book hit in most books.

5. The result was dramatic, and drawn out. Letang bled a little bit, got stitched up, and came back to play again. (And of course, had the big goal.)

Overall, here’s a good representation of Letang doing too much when Montreal had a good trap on the slot.

Letang should have tried to bank it off Carey Price’s pad from 40 feet out, as Pascal Dupuis was in prime position for a rebound tip in.


Tags: , , ,

Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.



NHL Rumors: Winnipeg Jets And Columbus Blue Jackets Could Switch Conferences In Shortened Season

If the NHL Lockout does not wipe out the entire 2012-2013 NHL season [although at this point, wouldn't ...
NHL Winter Classic: Pittsburgh Penguins v Buffalo Sabres

NHL Lockout: Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Ryan Miller Says Time To Decertify NHLPA

In a move that will not go over all too well with the rest of the players from ...

NHL Rumors: Could Alex Ovechkin Remain In Russia In KHL Even After NHL Lockout Ends?

After signs that the NHL Lockout may be soon coming to an end, talks broke off and signs ...

NHL Rumors: Good Sign That Sidney Crosby Has Delayed Signing To Play In Europe During NHL Lockout?

The NHL Lockout continues, although both sides have at least committed to engaging in more talks than they ...

NHL Lockout: NHL Cancels Winter Classic, Entire Season Next Step?

The NHL Lockout has already wiped out 2012-2013 regular season games through the month of November. It has ...

NHL Lockout: Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Jack Johnson Tells NHL Owners What he Really Thinks Of Them

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson wrote a very powerful piece on his website that tells the NHL ...
Sergei Kostitsyn

NHL Lockout: Predators LW Sergei Kostitsyn Blasts America And Hopes NHL Lockout Cancels Season

Sergei Kostitsyn will be lucky if we let him back into this country or the NHL after his ...

NHL Lockout: Zach Parise Calls NHL Owners’ 50-50 Proposal A Publicity Stunt

Zach Parise, who left the New Jersey Devils to sign one of the most lucrative free agent contracts ...

NHL Rumors: Sidney Crosby Changing Stance About Playing Europe As NHL Lockout Continues?

It sounded as if Sidney Crosby would not play in Europe unless the current NHL Lockout cancelled the ...

NHL Lockout: San Jose Sharks Defenseman Dan Boyle Rips NHL Owners Over NHL Lockout

With the news coming yesterday that the NHL Lockout has caused the NHL and the owners to cancel ...