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Will Dennis Seidenberg be hearing from Shanahan for boarding Jeff Skinner?

Oct 19, 2011, 7:30 AM EDT

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During Boston’s ugly 4-1 loss to Carolina, mixed in amongst the other drama and fireworks,  Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg caught the ire of the officials with a boarding call late in the game as he hit Hurricanes heartthrob Jeff Skinner from behind while he wasn’t looking. Skinner was defenseless on the play and Seidenberg came in with

Much like Kris Letang‘s boarding play that got him a two-game suspension, Seidenberg’s hit earned him just two minutes of shame and a seat in the box to watch the Bruins continue their meltdown. NHL Overtime’s Bill Patrick, Jeremy Roenick and Pierre McGuire breakdown the hit and what they think will come of it.

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So what do you think? Unlike Letang’s play, this hit on Skinner seemed to come with a hint more frustration from Seidenberg. Suspension or not?

  1. tkovacs2 - Oct 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    I think that Letang’s suspension has been the most borderline of all of them. This appears to be a dirtier shot IMO than Letang’s. If the league is going to establish Letang’s hit as illegal and suspension worthy, than they’ve set a precedent for every boarding call moving forward. If the circumstances of the hit in question are ‘dirtier’ than the Letang hit on Burmistov, I don’t see how the league can NOT suspend the player in question.

  2. imleftcoast - Oct 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Seidenberg should get two games. Two penalties for hitting from behind in one game? What other team gets destroyed with penalties in the regular season, but then is treated like Wayne Gretzky when it comes playoff time. Boston gets away with the same hits and garbage in Montreal and Vancouver in the playoffs.

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