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Video: Hanzal injures Benn on questionable hit

Mar 10, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal might have a conservation with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan in the near future.

In the dying minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Dallas, Hanzal knocked Stars forward Jamie Benn out of the game after Benn had already gotten rid of the puck.

You can see the NHL Network analyze the hit below:

Hanzal was not penalized and Benn left the game.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan couldn’t immediately provide an update on Benn’s health, according to the Dallas Stars Inside Edge.

When asked about the hit, Gulutzan said, “I thought it was late, but that’s not for me to decide.”

  1. einjzmolf - Mar 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Wow that guy should get a job on sportscenter, nice ‘analysis’

  2. r8rbhawk - Mar 10, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Textbook Rule 48.

  3. mungman69 - Mar 10, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Let’s watch basketball Sunday.

  4. mrpickled - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Fix mobile app for video

  5. supercoop8 - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Thats a tough call; Its not too late, he comes in toward the body, didn’t jump, didn’t explode up through the hit. Hanzal is a big guy and Benn had his head out as any player does when shooting the puck. Shanny has to decide whether this a “hockey play gone bad” or that the onus is on Hanzal for hitting a vulnerable player with contact to the head.

  6. tlndma - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    They used to call this “admiring your shot” and it was a good way to get belted.

  7. valoisvipers - Mar 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Primary contact is to the head and the Shanny hammer will fall upon Hanzal and Gretzal too…

  8. jernster21 - Mar 10, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Hanzal is the one that gave Johnson a concussion for 11 games…starting to see a trend here.

  9. ron05342 - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    “Sheriff Shanahan” lol

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