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Doan, Tippett discuss questionable hit

May 16, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

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Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan wasn’t exactly verbose when answering questions about his controversial boarding hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis, but here’s his explanation via Sarah McLellan.

“He turns; he looks right at me,” Doan said. “I didn’t even look at him again. I was looking at the puck because I was trying to poke the puck free. He turns away as I’m coming in.”

Head coach Dave Tippett insisted that he’s not going to worry about discipline – for Doan, Martin Hanzal or anyone else – but instead the 2-0 deficit his team finds itself in. Still, he did have a take on the Doan hit.

“[It happened in] a dangerous place but a player can’t put himself in that position either,” Tippett said. “I’m not saying it was a good hit or a bad hit, but anybody who’s played the game when you’re in that position and a guy is beside you then he turns his back to you, you can’t stop. You can’t stop, and that’s what I saw with that hit.”

Ultimately, it all comes down to what Brendan Shanahan & Co. “saw” regarding that hit, though.

  1. comeonnowguys - May 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    No matter the players’ condition, Suter definitely needs to make Lewis and Brown a gametime decision in an effort to draw a suspension (at all, or longer).

    And Tippett can’t say a thing about it.

  2. grillmarks - May 16, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Red hair girl behind Tippett… everytime they closed in on Tippett her knockers took up the whole t.v.

    • cweez2 - May 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM

      she’s the only positive thing behind Phoenix’s bench lately. You know TV closes in on Tippett tighter to crop her out. I say pan back a little

    • blomfeld - May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

      Yes, that made for some enjoyable TV viewing ! :) … the funniest one to date however, has to be back in the first series against the Canucks at Staples Center, where that guy was standing behind AV the whole game with the shirt that read “Sedin Sisters, Two Girls, 0 Cups” ! :)

      • namriverrat69 - May 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

        What a crack up which reminds me of a Confucius saying. “Woman who flies plane upside down has hairy crack up.

        GO KINGS GO!!

  3. hockeyflow33 - May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Easy solution, Shero should just trade for Eric

    • hockeyflow33 - May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      dammit, wrong article

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