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Tyler Myers has a meeting with NHL over his hit on Scott Gomez

Mar 13, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

Tyler Myers may have some time to himself coming soon.

Myers has a meeting with the NHL this afternoon to discuss his hit from behind on Montreal’s Scott Gomez during last night’s Sabres overtime victory. The hit came midway through the third period and saw Myers get sent off with a minor penalty for boarding.

Suspension worthy or not? Check out the video and see for yourself.

Myers appears to catch Gomez completely unaware that he’s there and with Myers’ height coming into play, he hits Gomez up high from behind. It looks like Myers has plenty of time to pull off and not crush Gomez, but we’ll see how Brendan Shanahan feels about that.

  1. mydadyourmom - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    He was trying to do the Habs a favour.

  2. rabidbillsfan - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Yea, couldn’t have anything to do with the fact he took a stick to the face before that, huh? Whats even better? The ref WATCHED that whole sequence.

    • odj810 - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      if it was a retalitory hit from behind for a stick to the face then that makes it alot worse then if he just made a poor decision and was just bigger than he thought.

  3. odj810 - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    looks alot like the malkin hit to me. he won’t get suspended.

    • abrienza428 - Mar 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

      No, it doesn’t.

  4. michiganhockey11 - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    I dunno. Gomex had his back tunred and he was looking in the direction of the puck when he got hit. He didn’t have posession of the puck. So is Myers just finishing his hit from when Gomex dishes the puck to his right?

    Myers seemed to have enough time to change his trajectory. Similar in a way to the malkin hit, but this seemed a bit more avoidable.

    • michiganhockey11 - Mar 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM


  5. jpelle82 - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    looks like he didnt hit him full force, he cant help gomez is half his size. myers hit him with his arms and actually had his rear end pushed out and barely followed through. couldve been a lot worse, dont suspend him. it almost looks like he extends his arms just to brace himself on the boards, like he was hoping gomez would go under them.

  6. drewsylvania - Mar 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Shanny’s next explanation for no punishment: “The quarterback was out of the pocket”.

  7. rainyday56 - Mar 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    How many more reviews of “bubble team” hits before the league is accused of ” standings management”?

  8. kitshky - Mar 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    That was pretty bad, and ya … the fact that he just got a stick across his face makes it worse.

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