Found February 22, 2013 on
The Rhino and Compass:
First, take a look at the video put together by SBNation of the hit Taylor Hall had on Cal Clutterbuck last night.
I’m not a scholar of the NHL, despite my other gig at Barry Melrose Rocks, so you are all entitled to your own opinions, but to me, it looked like Taylor Hall had intent to hit Cal Clutterbuck. That’s the problem with the hit, in my mind. What I don’t believe, however, is that he intended to go knee to knee with Clutterbuck, which has earned him a 2 game suspension.
Hall didn’t overtly stick his leg into Clutterbuck’s path (in my estimation) though he did crouch and prepare to hit him, though to me it looked like he wanted to throw his hip or shoulder into Clutterbuck. No matter the technique, it still would have been an illegal hit. Note that Clutterbuck had left the puck for Kyle Brodziak before Hall even got ready for the hit.
Given that Clutterbuck was injured on an illegal play, Hall deserved to have been suspended, regardless of whether or not there was an intentional knee on knee collision.
Hopefully Clutterbuck gets better soon.
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This is a pretty vicous hit and then some, via We All Bleed Red on YouTube (with both feeds):
Minnesota forward Cal Clutterbuck had to be helped off the ice late in the third period of Thursday's 3-1 victory at Edmonton with what appeared to be an injured left leg. Edmonton's Taylor Hall received a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct...
Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck has seemingly avoided a major injury after taking a lethal knee-on-knee hit from Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall Thursday night, but Hall won't be avoiding suspension.
The NHL announced a two-game ban for Hall, the first of his young career, after a vicious hit on Clutterbuck in Thursday's 3-1 Minnesota win in Edmonton. Hall, who...
ST. PAUL, Minn. As Zach Parise scans the Minnesota Wild locker room, he only sees NHL players, teammates that are trying to push for a championship this season.
Parise knows the veterans in the locker room and sees the young rookies trying to make their mark. Parise, signed long-term in Minnesota with his 13-year contract, doesn't look toward the future and doesn't see...
The head equipment manager of the Minnesota Wild isn't a fan of the Edmonton Oilers. In fact, he's not a fan of the city of Edmonton in general. How do we know this? Well, Styleswild on Twitter or Tony Dacosta based on the matching photo from the Wild's site, chose to bash the city and the team through a series of Tweets.
After time passed, Dacosta decided to remove...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: On Aug. 25, 1982, Oilers defenseman Nick Schultz was born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan. Four and a half months later, on January 10, 1983, Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert was born in Bloomington, Minn.
Like many young boys growing up and Canada and Minnesota, the two dreamed of playing in the NHL.In 2000, Schultz's NHL dream was close to becoming a reality...
Edmonton Oilers’ Taylor Hall is not known to be a dirty player, he’s only had one major penalty in his career prior to this. But his hit on Thursday night on Minnesota Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck was extremely dirty. With 17:27 left in the third period, and the Oilers losing 3-1, Hall threw his knee out and used his hip to drive through Clutterbuck, and Clutterbuck was immediately...
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As we come into the weekend, the Flames are making minor changes to their roster as they prepare for their next match up against the Minnesota Wild. Sven Baertschi appears to be close to game ready as...
Let’s see if the league has two sets of rules again, one set of rules for super stars and one set of rules for goons and third and fourth line players.
Taylor Hall might be a super star, but if a star starts racking up questionable and dirty hits, his actions will start catching up with him. Hall is also starting to develop a history with the Wild players as he also was also...
Minnesota Wild (8-6-2) 18pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.12 Goals For per Game (29th in the NHL)
2.38 Goals Against per Game (10th in the NHL)
14.3% Power Play (23rd in the NHL)
84.3% Penalty Kill (7th in the NHL)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 7G 5A = 12pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 3G 9A = 12pts
3. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 5G 4A = 9pts
4. #7 Matt Cullen...
Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall was suspended two games by the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety Friday afternoon for a kneeing incident that occurred Thursday during the Oilers’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.I knew there was going to be a suspension after this hit. Simply, because of the time Cal Clutterbuck takes to get up off of the ice. Right off the...
When former No. 1 overall pick Taylor Hall makes headlines, it’s usually for a nifty goal, a dandy set-up or any other offensive play that comes with a flashy adjective.
On Thursday night, however, he caught the hockey world’s attention for one of the most gruesome acts in the sport.
With under three minutes to go in the Wild-Oilers game, Hall caught Cal Clutterbuck drifting...
Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall was suspended two games by the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety Friday afternoon for a kneeing incident that occurred Thursday during the Oilers’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.I knew there was going to be a suspension after this hit. Simply, because of the time Cal Clutterbuck takes to get up off of the ice. Right off the bat...
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Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall threw a vicious hit on Cal Clutterbuck of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Hall is awaiting a disciplinary hearing with NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan on Friday afternoon, but there has been no shortage of cries for the 21-year-old to be suspended from those who watched the play live or have seen the replay.