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NHL schedules hearing with Hansen over Hossa hit

Feb 20, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault doesn’t think there’s even a chance Jannik Hansen will get suspended for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa on Tuesday.

All the same, Hansen will talk to league officials this afternoon to determine if he’ll be punished beyond the two-minute roughing penalty he’s already served, according to the Chicago Tribune.

If you missed the incident, you can view it below:

Hossa was the victim of an illegal hit by Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres during the 2012 NHL playoffs and suffered a severe concussion as a result. He left Tuesday’s game and didn’t return.

The good news is that Hossa “seemed OK,” according to Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, although that was just a preliminary assessment.

Hansen argued that they were both going for the puck.

“He grabs the puck first and as I’m coming down I kind of land on him a little bit,” Hansen said. “Apparently, I hit him in the back of the head is what the ref was telling me once I come down. It’s hard for me to tell what really happened.”

Hansen doesn’t think he’ll get punished, but as he put it, it’s out of his hands.

  1. thailer35 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Oh no Shannie! Someone touched Hossa again! Give him 70 games!!

    • valoisvipers - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Touched?

    • thailer35 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Oh, forgot to mention. I totally agree with the announcer here. It is good to see Hoss back on his knees.

      • mornelithe - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM

        Could be worse, the Blackhawks city could be in flames after getting beaten by the Bruins for the Cup.

        Too soon? Still working on arresting all the offenders?

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        Is someone actually yammering about Vancouver, consistently listed as a top 10 city on this PLANET vs the disgusting perpetually corrupt and crime infested Chicago?

        LMAO
        Chicago is on pace to be one of the first few cities along with Detroit to burn itself down and be given up on by everyone. Large sections of both have already been forsaken by it’s police force and rightly so.

        So give up this pathetic and fool ass blathering about Vancouver because of a few drunken fools one night. It’s still INFINITELY better than Chicago.

        Oh and Chicago rioted in 1919, again in 1968 and is globally known to be one of the most corrupted cities the world has know in the past 2 centuries.

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:18 PM

        Don’t forget murder Capital of the USA!

      • monarch897 - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        You say Vancouver is without its slums?

        I don’t think so. Aside from a nice downtown area roughly the size of a Chicago suburb VC isn’t as posh as you’d make it out to be. Chicago is is the news because it’s HUGE and I guess you could say relevant.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Slums? Who’s talking about slums? I’m talking about large swaths of GANGLAND that the police refuse to enter. Jesus if only slums was the problem.

        And oh yes Vancouver is so irrelevant it hosted an Olympic games.

        But ya, nobody said any Vancouver doesn’t have slums, but again, we’re not talking about slums. We’re talking about so much murder and corruption that is out of control and getting worse.
        You do understand that right? That it’s getting much much worse in Detroit and Chicago, with no end in sight? And that Vancouver is a paradise in comparison? You do understand that whenever people try to quantify the best places in the world to live, Vancouver rates at the top every single time and Chicago rates near that bottom. That 3 of the 10 worst places in America to live are suburbs of Chicago?
        I have no clue why I bother debating absolute facts with the clueless jabber monkeys on here sometimes.

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      This comment was lame when you made it in the other thread. Do I really have to link Raffi Torres’ history of those exact kind of hits?

    • pens919209 - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Are you really Alain Vigneault trolling the PHT boards? Did you not see the hit? The guy elbowed him in the back of the head. I don’t understand how he doesn’t get a suspension for that.

    • bolokks - Feb 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      Bollocks – look at the replay – I hate both these teams – but if you look ay the replay Hansen made contact with Hossa when the puck was near Hossas groin area – if he was reaching for the puck he would have elbowed his bollocks into some pizza joint 6 blocks away. the Canuckleheads are easy too hate – gotta give the Hawks some love for their start – Jannik buddy – control your body parts you donkey or pay the piper!

    • bolokks - Feb 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      Bollocks – look at the replay – I hate both these teams – but if you look ay the replay Hansen made contact with Hossa when the puck was near Hossas groin area – if he was reaching for the puck he would have elbowed his bollocks into some pizza joint 6 blocks away. the Canuckleheads are easy too hate – gotta give the Hawks some love for their start – Jannik buddy – control your body parts you donkey or pay the piper!

    • 2difshoe - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Nice comment thaliertrash.

      Lame !

  2. valoisvipers - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    For someone that claims he was going for the puck sure wasn’t even close to getting it. Seems like an elbow to the back of the head and should be a suspension coming his way.

    • mehetmet - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      he was reaching for the puck, hossa did the same thing, difference is hossa didn’t have someone standing in front of him. yes it looks way late in super slow mo, but watch it live its a split second after hossa touches it with his hand

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        People are under the impression that when an NHLer reaches for the puck they never miss so this must have been intentional…

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM

        Reaching with his elbow? lol

        idiot

  3. sjsharks66 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    No denying that it was intentional. I do think they blew it up a lot, it was not that bad. A suspension for sure though.

    • davebabychreturns - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      That is a philosophically bold statement – “no denying that it was intentional.”

  4. sportsfreak13 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    I don’t like this play one bit. I think this is suspension worthy. Its hard to judge intent but regardless you cant be recklessy throwing elbows like that.

  5. canadabaseball - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    It won’t be but if this gets 5 games ( same as Keith got for elbow on D.Sedin ) I well go fuuuu$&ing crazy this was two guys fighting for the puck

    • davebabychreturns - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      I wonder, do the 35 people who thumbs-downed this think this play was equivalent to the Duncan Keith elbow on Daniel Sedin?

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        They think it was worse…

  6. craigmaitland - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    More and more the NHL acts like a second class league. The dirtiest play by a MILE in that game was Bolligs instigator penalty.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Stop watching, you won’t be missed in the slightest

  7. dutchman1350 - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Reckless does not equal dirty. This was reckless, and should warrant a suspension.

    • mehetmet - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      I agree, it was reckless not dirty. Like i said before, he was going for the puck, not Hossa’s head.

  8. bucrightoff - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Intentional or not, it was a ridiculously reckless play that deserves to be punished. If you want this crap out of the game you gotta send the message.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Reckess – yes I agree with that.

    • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      If you want this crap out of the game…You mean reaching for a puck?

      • bucrightoff - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

        Reaching for the puck? That’s probably about as good an excuse as “Intruder in the bathroom”, Then again I’d expect nothing less from “It was people from Surrey and Burnaby that were rioting”, as if somehow those cities aren’t part of Metro Vancouver.

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        You are comparing a murder trial to a hockey game…good perspective!

      • bucrightoff - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        Actually I’m comparing extremely hard to believe excuses to each other, but go ahead and feel self-righteous. Does it suck cheering for a Cup-less loser of a franchise who’s best skill is diving and whose fanbase’ only skill is rioting?

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Why do you assume I am a Canucks fan?

      • bucrightoff - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        Well, lets see. You’ve posted many times in this thread, all very defensive of the Canucks…that about sums it up no? Because the Canucks, hockey’s most despised team, doesn’t have defenders unless they are fans.

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        I just think people are over reacting to this. Sometimes there are freak plays where people get hurt and they don’t need to be suspended for it. Look to Cooke and Karlson, it sucks that he got hurt and it looks bad because it is Cooke but it was just a strange hockey play. If you want to hold a player responsible when another player gets hurt then do we suspend players that shoot the puck and injury others on the shot? I hope that Hossa isn’t actually hurt (I don’t think he will miss a shift), and the Hawks are flying high this season which draws concern. Hawks and Canucks hate each other and either side will try and find something dirty with the other team. What about the Hawks goon punching Wiese in the head four times before he even dropped his gloves to defend himself. Is that an instance of four shots to the head? Just relax Hawks will make the playoffs this year and they will go deep, however they won’t be able to win in the S/O and that might be a concern.

  9. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I’m way in the minority on this one and I’m not at all for allowing “boys to be boys” as far as head shots but when I see this at full speed I just don’t see anything worth suspending. Both players were jockeying for position and both players went for the puck.

  10. lsxphotog - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    He will get suspended. He already lied about his intentions on the play, and it was clear that he went straight for Hossa’s head. This is a dirty play and an easy call on the suspension. You can dislike Hossa or the Canucks, but the play stands as a deliberate movement to elbow/forearm the back of the head.

  11. chanceoffleury1 - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I think it could depend a lot upon if Hoss is hurt or not. Since he seems okay, they might go a little easier since it’s a gray area hit. I never really agreed with a player being hurt or not influencing the discipline, but it definitely has been a factor in the past. Adding in the fact Hoss had scored 2 goals in the game and is a top player and I think he’ll probably get at least a game. He’d probably get multiple if Hossa was hurt, though. I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but if you reference the Karlsson-Cooke hit, nobody would have even brought up the thought of suspension had Karlsson not been injured. This hit is sort of the opposite. I think the fact that Hossa wasn’t hurt (or at least it seems that way as of now) is causing some people to just brush it off as players fighting for the puck. I thought it was dirty, though. Whether intentional or not, it was still dirty and dangerous. Players need to be held accountable for controlling their body and limbs, just as their responsible for controlling their equipment.

    • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      Don’t worry Hossa will have medical problems until after the hearing

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

        You’re confusing Hossa with Mike Smith and Quennville for Dale Tippett.

        P.S. Injury should have no bearing at all on whatever punishment they give. It’s a slippery slope that leads to people like Mike Smith acting the fool.

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Except for the fact that Shanny always says “taking into account that the player was/was not injured on the play” in every single one of his assesments…

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        I didn’t say it doesn’t. I said it shouldn’t.

  12. raiderufan - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    If he is in fact reaching for the puck he needs to work on the ole hand eye…the guy does not extend his arm or reach out until the puck is into Hossa and even then he reaches to a point that was no where near the puck. I’d say he deserves a game for the hit and if Hossa is out for more than one consider keeping Hansen off the ice as well.

  13. r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    At least there was a puck near the two players. Unlike when Keith just deliberately elbowed Danny in the head with no puck anywhere near the play. If you use his (Keith) punishment as threshold then I would say a fine is all Hansen gets. It is interesting to see all the Hawk’s fans crying when something happens to their player, but make insane excuses when their players make dirty plays.

    • chicagobtech - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      You like to keep bringing up Keith’s hit on Sedin. What are your feelings about Sedin targeting Keith’s head well after Keith passed the puck up the ice earlier in the period?

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        I’d have to re-watch to see that, however as they say in Chicago he still needs to get his…

  14. eglsfan - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Another D bag Canuck hit……these guys are something else

  15. bruinsfan1953 - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Hansen is a total maggot. But thats the kind of players that Vancover likes

  16. eglsfan - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    wait till one of the Sedin twins get slammed in the head…we’ll see what you say..Alain…..nice name by the way…dooosh nugget

    • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      That already happened by Keith….did you forget?

  17. jwcamp - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Reckless? Yes. Intentional? Probably. You have to look at his position in relation to both Hossa and the puck. It appears to me that he was looking directly at Hossa’s head and not the puck. Did he really think he could reach through someone to get the puck? Why was it that the puck was already near waist high when he thrust his arm forward? Was he drunk and had slow reflexes? Does he have the worst hand-eye coordination in the history of the NHL?

    • mikeandeunice - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Same guy who hurt Bolland last game, same guy who crosschecked Toews in to the net… he accidently elbows Hossa in the back of the head after he scores 2 goals? Do u believe ur own BullSH….T, Canuck fans? cos no one els does! Get ur collective heads out of ur ass, and get a head start on tearing ur own city down.

      • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        “cos no one els does! Get ur collective heads out of ur ass, and get a head start on tearing ur own city down”

        What is this suppose to say? Is this typical of people from Chicago?

  18. ironmike778 - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    It was a blatant forearm to the head. Why is this even a debate? In the new NHL that won’t fly.

  19. blackhawks1982 - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    It’s a debate because dumb ass Canuck fans are in denial about their team being cheap shot artists! Yes, we know Duncan Keith’s retaliation elbow to sedin was also a cheap shot, but it was warranted for the play a few minutes before from sedin on Keith! Lets also not forget about Burrows pulling Keith’s hair in a fight a few years ago! Face it you idiotic canuck fans, your team is dirty! Suck it!!

    • r4n6er - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      Love it!
      “Yes, we know Duncan Keith’s retaliation elbow to sedin was also a cheap shot, but it was warranted for the play a few minutes before from sedin on Keith”

      Again it’s okay if one team does it but not the other…

  20. tone360 - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Grew up in Chicago and we Rioted every year when the Bulls won, so I wouldn’t constantly bring up Vancouver’s “riot”. Also wouldn’t need to mention it when there are thousands of reasons why Chicago trumps Vancouver. I hope there is no suspension and in return after the next game I expect no suspensions when Bollig “reaches for the puck”. Game on!

  21. monarch897 - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Does anybody else see the irony here? My point is that Hossa had just scored two goals on them in the second period.

    This was a cheap shot disguised as a “hockey play” nothing more nothing less.

    Keith paid his price now its time for this guy to. If you keep taking out the top players then who is going to watch the game?

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