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Kyle Turris could be suspended for boarding Joe Corvo

Feb 26, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

When you think of thunderous checkers in the NHL, we’re betting that Kyle Turris‘ name doesn’t immediately come to mind. Last night in the third period against the Bruins, Turris made his presence felt as he laid a monster hit on Boston defenseman Joe Corvo.

Turris received two minutes for boarding and he’s also earned a hearing with the NHL over the hit. He’s also earned a spot on Jack Edwards’ permanent enemies list given his reaction to the play. Does it fit the bill as a suspendable hit though?

Have a look at the hit courtesy of NESN.

It’s not a hit from behind but it looks like he caught Corvo in an unsuspecting manner albeit not exactly blindside. You could argue that Turris leaves his feet, but you could also say that’s just the physics of laying a big hit. It also might be considered a head shot as well.

If you needed further proof that Brendan Shanahan’s job isn’t easy, this is it. With the Sens having a game at 5 p.m. ET today, a decision will be handed down before then.

  1. odj810 - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    text book suspendable hit

  2. hockinj25 - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Hey announcer: You mad bro?

    • gaborik104life - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM

      Honestly god help Turris if he runs into this guy. I was thinking like this guy is a little to pumped up about this.

  3. drewsylvania - Feb 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Left his feet, used his elbow, certainly could have decided to neither use his elbow nor jump.

    Put him away.

    • elvispocomo - Feb 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      I don’t know if that’s an objective view. Certainly his feet are off the ice after making contact, but that’s only after. He doesn’t jump and then hit him, he extends his legs as he comes in for the hit which causes him to come in fairly straight up. He doesn’t stick the elbow out either, it’s down at his side, so with the height he comes in at and Corvo being lower from just having moved the puck (and Corvo not expecting it) you end up with what is essentially a high hit versus a blindside or charging or hit from behind or hit to the head.

      I think the call on the ice is enough, but wouldn’t be surprised at a hearing.

  4. bigtganks - Feb 26, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    What a redicilous distance.

    /eye roll

  5. kitshky - Feb 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Borderline at most.

  6. captaincanuck84 - Feb 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    No suspension warranted. Hit him from
    the side, not the blindside, and it’s questionable as to what caused him to leave his feet. 2 min was suffice.

    Also, good to see jack Edwards is an objective broadcaster. You embarrassed yourself, what a moron!!

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