Monday, November 27, 2006

Tucker takes out Chara

From Saturday's Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins game

20 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, November 27, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

That many strides, plus the jump, is charging.

Man, I hate that guy.

 
At 1:46 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Mara = the League's next great enforcer. Believe it.

 
At 2:01 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wasn't really striding into the hit. And I'm not sure I see the jump. But when a player's only rationale for engaging another player is to crush his opponent into the boards with no regard for the puck, isn't that boarding? Why does the NHL allow players to use the boards as a weapon? I'd be surprised if there isn't a bounty on Tucker's head in every opposition dressing room in the league.

 
At 3:08 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...perhaps I am old fashioned, but to me, that was as clean a hit as you will see. No Jumping, and he played the body with a clean shoulder. If it wasn't Darcy Tucker, nobody would have a problem with it. What I find to be more concerning, is that too often a good, clean, hard body check results in an uneccessary fight. This was a perfect example. Chara is more than capable of handling himself if he felt he was given a dirty hit. Instead, 2 other players start something.....Hard, but CLEAN hits should not force a player to defend himself.

 
At 4:13 PM, November 27, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

He most definitely leaves his feet.

 
At 4:34 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Ken said...

Andy,

He did not leave his feet before checking the player. The hit, against such a big man, caused him to go airborne. In my opinion, it is a clean check, but as another has commented, because it is Tucker, there must be something foul about it.

As for the strides, it could be argued he was making an effort to beat Chara to the puck, or at least force him into a quick decision.

 
At 4:55 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grabia, that reaction is so anti-Leafs I would have pegged you as a Leafs fan if I didn't know any better. Tucker glides from the faceoff dot to the hit and ken is right in saying he goes airborne after the hit.

Then he has Savard and Mara go at him and he fights Mara who is about 5 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier. Anonymous is right, it's total BS that he had to fight Mara for a clean hit but good for him for not turtling.

If an Oiler had done all of that Andy, you would have loved it.

 
At 5:03 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think some eye appointments are required here. NOBODY can tell me that he leaves his feet to deliver that check and anyone who does, please send me a case of whatever you're drinking. Despite the grainy-ness of the clip, it is clear that his feet are in the air as a result of the collision and at NO time before that, please re-run the clip, it is that obvious.

 
At 6:36 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He most definitely leaves his feet before contact. Just as he is bracing for the hit, he jumps upwards so he can hit the larger Chara higher up.

4 strides in all, before a short glide: two left leg, two right.

 
At 7:12 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous jesse k said...

That was might have been boarding on Chara hard to tell at his size. As for his shot at savards throat... That was an incredible cheapshot. no wonder Mara came flying in! This is the guy who once beat someone with a helmet... funny i dont recall him getting suspended for it.

 
At 7:18 PM, November 27, 2006, Anonymous Nick said...

I think Mara was defending Savard rather than Chara. Punching a guy just for tapping you deserves a beating as far as I am concerned, especially when the punchee is the best offensive player on the team.

 
At 9:35 PM, November 27, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

If an Oiler had done all of that Andy, you would have loved it.

Totally true, but he still would have left his feet. The only reason he wasn't more airborne is that he left so late he ran into the wall that is Chara. You can't see it on the initial look, but I'm convinced by looking at the second look they show that he's leaving his feet.

 
At 10:50 PM, November 27, 2006, Blogger Sherry said...

I might have been more surprised by this if I hadn't seen Martin St.Louis take out Chara before.

I also have the urge to yell 'Timbeerrrrrrrrrr.'

 
At 3:38 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Alexander Perezhilton said...

"If it wasn't Darcy Tucker, nobody would have a problem with it. "

Of course not. And if Charles Manson came up and punched a kid in the face, you'd say "if it wasnt Charles Manson, nobody would have a problem with it"

 
At 6:42 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, it is clear that some of you have obvious dislike for Tucker and that is making you see what simply does not exist. At no time before delivery of that check does he leave his feet. However, what is clear from the video is that as a RESULT OF THE COLLISION, his feet are off the ice. How you cannot see something that is so blatantly obvious just means there are axes to grind. There is no "jumping", there is no "leaving the feet", we're all watching the same clip but your disdain for the player is severely impairing your sight, either that or lay off the NyQuil before posting.

And before you dismiss this as Leaf Nation pomposity, try again missus. My eyesight here in Calgary works just fine, go Flames...

 
At 12:54 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your severe Leafs bias obscures your vision. While I don't care about Tucker, I do hate the Leafs. We are thus rendered incapable of judging either way.

THERE IS NO TRUTH.

Or, more accurately, Tucker leaves his feet BEFORE CONTACT. I direct you to the video evidence.

 
At 12:58 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure how I missed that last paragraph. Change "Leafs bias" to "poor eyesight caused by continually having to endure the offensive production trainwreck that is the Calgary Flames" in that last post.

 
At 1:09 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, interesting comments. But as an outsider looking in, I gotta say that it's pretty clear to me that he did not leave his feet before delivering the hit. And in order not to make it sound like I'm talking out of my a55, I've rewound that clip too many times to count and it still looks the same to me.

Hey Mirtle! You started this thing, how about an opinion on this one?

 
At 3:27 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

1. the hit is clean

2. Chara got up and barely seemed to feel it. It's like getting stung by a bee.

 
At 4:02 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Yoda said...

Tucker doesn't leave his feet. You may call him for charging by reason of the possible amount of strides he took to hit Chara but he'sracing for the puck.

As for Savard, if you look where he tapped Tucker with his stick I'd kick the crap out of him to. The Jock only protects from the front.

 

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