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Video: Corey Perry gets ejected for late hit

Mar 12, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry might hear from the NHL after this check on Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker:

Perry received a game misconduct and five-minute major for interference on that play. It’s too early for an update on Zucker, who needed help off the ice after that check.

In case you’re wondering, the 27-year-old has been suspended before. He sat out four games for elbowing Claude Giroux in 2009.


  1. thomasvanek - Mar 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I almost fell asleep from the commentators

  2. in1chuck1we1trust - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    reminded me how cheap the yucks are. I’d hate to see Zucker miss any extra time, he’s been a hell uva sparkplug for the Wild.

  3. lordfletcher - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Late hit that was to the head. Whether you think the hit wasn’t an elbow or shoulder shouldn’t matter…

    Perry should be looking at 3-7 games.

    Zucker could have his 3rd concussion… I hope not, he has been GREAT for the Wild and is a huge future piece to this squad… Granlund won’t get called back, Bouchard to start in Zuckers spot

    • lordfletcher - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      also this game has been the most BS game I have watched in a long time… Wild got zero help from Toronto on the no goal call…. and Perry cheap shots Zucker, game changes and then Anaheim gets two stupid lucky breaks to score…. I HATE HOCKEY RIGHT NOW!

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Mar 13, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      There is no way Zucker doesn’t have a concussion. When he was being helped off I could see from the front row, he looked so foggy in his head he wouldn’t know right from left.

  4. themohel - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Late hit. Hit to the head. Hit caused injury. Previously suspended. Five games.

  5. bigoldorcafromvan - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    The way Perry is playing lately I don’t think there is a team around that would be looking his way. Unless your Toronto.

    • 19to77 - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Yeah, what team would ever want a point-per-game winger who plays with a hard physical edge? (albeit too much of one in this case, that hit was way out of line)

  6. vstar1us - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Nasty little cheap shot, maybe Perry will learn something out of his suspension

    • mnrube23 - Mar 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM


  7. thehighcountrybear - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Yeah, yeah…Perry clocked Zucker with his elbows down, gave him a shoulder clip, with injury expected to dictate penalty, but…

    Why is Zucker going into the corner with his arms down and not squaring- up for a coming puck battle? Why is a concussion prone player still playing hockey? Can Perry’s penalty with regard to Zucker’s concussion history be mitigated?

    Play the game with a limp wrist, you’re gonna end up in a pile, limp…

    • lordfletcher - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      You from your computer calling a professional hockey player a “limp”.

      do you see whats wrong with that? … keep bashing your keys

      • themohel - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

        Don’t let him get to you, Fletch; he’s just trolling…

      • lordfletcher - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:28 PM

        not worried at all amigo… I find the trolls funny, but some know how to do it and others are just too stupid to pull it off

      • thehighcountrybear - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        Sorry puss puss, I’ve played competitive full contact hockey for 46 years. Still do. Rule of thumb…drop your guard you get dropped…

    • woodstakes - Mar 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM

      bear, your point is almost well taken, your right why wasn’t his hands up for a puck battle, well, not sure if you can see it in the clip or not, but Zucker had gotten to the puck and threw the puck around himself to the right back to the offensive blue line, in doing so he glanced back to see where the puck went, as soon as he turns to head into the corner, Perry blasts him. SO, why didn’t he have his arms up ready for a puck battle… BECAUSE there was NO PUCK to battle for… hence the “Interference” call.

      Also, the only thing ‘limp’ about any thing here I can see… is your attempt at trolling! LMAO

      • greenmtnboy31 - Mar 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

        And the ding dong wants us to believe he’s played “competitive” full contact hockey for 46 years. Ya that makes sense. I’ve played against those hacker scrubs who play by that rule of thumb; they don’t last long doing that.

  8. atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Gotta love Wild fans, their player delivers a late hit to the head and the other player should “man up” and “quit diving” but when one of their players gets hit in a similar fashion it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened on a sheet of ice.

    For the record the hit from Coyle to Stajan was cheap (late and aimed at the head) and the Perry hit here was also cheap. Both warrant suspensions BUT because the NHL is all about punishing the results and not the act and Stajan skated off, that hit received no suspension, here the Wild player was down on the ice for a while, so it will draw a 2 or 3 game suspension.

    I wish the NHL would realize that they could eliminate a lot of crap like this hit by being proactive and suspending players for the acts they commit, regardless of injury, rather than waiting for bad things to happen before they ultimately act.

    • themohel - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Agreed completely on second and third paragraph. I will believe the league is serious about head injuries when they start taking action against coaches and teams in addition to the player. The injury to the recipient of the hit should be irrelevant (unless it is used to add to a suspension).

      On the first paragraph – I don’t think Wild fans are any different than those of other teams. Those of us who don’t think they are biased in these areas have no insight – we are all a bit hypocritical in these cases when our team is involved.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:48 PM

        If you look at other sports, in football you deliver cheap shots you’re going to get heavy fines and suspensions regardless of injury. In baseball you throw at or behind a guy you get suspended regardless of injury. In hockey you elbow a guy to the head (generic situation) and he gets up, then they refuse to act and instead let some archaic “code” take care of things. Meanwhile they fail to see that if they suspend the guy 5 games for that elbow that didnt injure then the player is less likely to deliver an elbow that actually does hurt someone down the road. And other players around the league will notice, hey I elbow someone in the head and I’m sitting for 5 games.

        As for the second part, agreed we all have our biases, I was just pointing out the irony that 3 weeks ago (I think) Wild fans were okay with similar things taking place. It doesn’t make you less of a fan to admit your team (or a player on that team) did something wrong. As a Flames fan I hated Denis Gauthier and Rene Bourque cause they were always delivering cheap shots. I liked Ville Neimenin when he was briefly here, but man was he cheap!

  9. kaptaanamerica - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Perry has always been kind of dirty. Repeat offender should get 7 or so to think about it.

  10. thehighcountrybear - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Clearly, the tougher, more willing team won the game! Wild fans get their knickers in a twist over the Zucker pasting, but get all wet and happy when Clutterbuck is wheeling out of control all over the ice, this when he’s not being surgically removed from the boards after another ill-timed crashing…

    • themohel - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Didn’t you make the same point several minutes ago?

      • manchestermiracle - Mar 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        He lost his hat so we had to see it again….

    • woodstakes - Mar 13, 2013 at 12:57 AM

      Not entirely sure what thehighcountrybear had done to him by the Wild but he sure is a being a little beeotch about the club. LoL.. What you so butt hurt about bear, missed on Parise or Suter?? Fan of a team in the same division? Fan of one of the teams that instead of signing one of their young stars to a long term deal BEFORE they reached free agency?? What is man? Share, you’ll feel better, we’ll get you your blanky and make you some milk and cookies, big guy!

      • thehighcountrybear - Mar 13, 2013 at 1:44 AM

        Sorry miss, I wasn’t aware the women of the Wild were such wild women…? Does your husband know you’re up this late?

  11. sjsharks66 - Mar 13, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    I remember when he stomped on Nabbys leg against the sharks. Perry is a loser.

  12. dtrb10 - Mar 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Puss boy perry ad to do that to a little guy. Why don’t he try that on rupp, stoner or falk, why cause puss boy would ave had to drop em and pussies don’t fight. Cheap shot biotch we got something for your ass

    • hkydk07 - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:23 AM

      clearly all your trash talk has done you wonders in the standings, there must be a reason teams like yours remain in the cellar year after year only to limp into the playoffs once in a blue moon. by the way perry isn’t a puss or whatever u want to call it, he takes more punishment in the crease than most in the league and gladly will keep doing it if it wins games. i’m sorry you dont have a net front presence like him or a holmstrom or any intangibles to help you win games. we’ll let our point getting do the talking enough said

  13. stuuuu86 - Mar 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    It was a LATE hit, he got his major, misconduct and will get suspended. Glad Zucker seems to be ok. Wild fans who are trying to convince themselves that they lost this game because of this incident or the refs, what a joke. You lost the game because you got outplayed in the 3rd period.

  14. prideonice - Mar 13, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    highcountrybear is in his 50s and this is what he does with his life? Tragic.

    • hkydk07 - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:07 AM

      yet you are here commenting just like him, don’t see any difference.

  15. hkydk07 - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    whats really interesting is i cant count how many times perry has gotten cross checked, slashed, tripped, high sticked or boarded around the blue paint with a no call. yes his hit was late but shanahans blatant inconsistencies to make the same calls across the board is pretty obvious. the incident in which cam was sidelined for a number of games didn’t even warrant a minor penalty? no disciplinary hearing? no fine? not even a phone hearing? when clearly the hit was after the whistle blew and the hit was 10 times worse than the one in minnesota. just seems to me that shanahans crew is giving special privilege to anything but small market teams. And by the way any wild fans blaming the loss on officiating or dirty play it wasn’t, bottom line is you didnt play a full 60 minutes. You got flat outplayed in the third period. good hockey teams find ways to win, great hockey teams find ways to win through any adversity and that’s what that was.

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