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Nick Foligno ejected; Should he have been?

Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:25 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2011 9:27 pm
By: Adam Gretz

Senators forward Nick Foligno was ejected early in the second period of his team's game against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night for charging Keaton Ellerby.

Is that a good call? I think it's tough, and at first glance that appears to be more of a nasty collision than a dirty hit, especially when you watch the second and third angles in slow motion.

Foligno has found himself in the middle of a few controverial plays this season, most of which he was on the receivin end of, including the elbow from Sidney Crosby that sparked a near month-long debate, as well as a recent knee-on-knee hit from Boston's Adam McQuaid.

In a game against Vancouver earlier this month he delivered a pair of huge hits, one of which resulted in a boarding call and a game misconduct.

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Since: May 20, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 2:54 pm

Nick Foligno ejected; Should he have been?

Can't Stand Foligno... think he is a pest of a player...
Not trying to be a dbag or anything here, but.. how's Foligno a pest player?  He's a power forward, plays hard for sure.  But to call him a pest?  I don't think that's accurate.  Chris Neil?  Zenon Konopka?  Sure, pests for sure.  Foligno?  I dunno about that one.  Don't mean to call you out on your opinion, and I'm not saying your wrong, but just curious if you had any examples?  I know the one game earlier with pitt where he ran Fleury a couple times, but aside from that, is there anything?  Or just can't stand him from that one game?

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:33 pm

Nick Foligno ejected; Should he have been?

Even though I usually side against the player that plays more "run into people" than hockey, I thought Foligno caught a bad break here.    I don't think it was a dirty hit.   The refs are missing quite a few of the dirty hits and then they screw this clean one up too.    Hopefully the refs improve on making thes calls on high hits and illegal hits. 

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Nick Foligno ejected; Should he have been?

Can't Stand Foligno... think he is a pest of a player... but this is a clean hit... the only reason he left his feet was because of the hit, the guy lost and adge and got blasted... so sorry so sad... good hit... poor call!!!

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