NHL Overtime

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Roenick, Weekes debate who’s to blame for hits

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Thanks to slow-motion replays and angry Twitter mobs, it’s often easy to vilify a hitter in the event of a controversial check. That’s not always a fair thing, however, and not just because of the lightning-fast speed of the game. Sometimes the “victim” puts himself in a vulnerable position, which some will say leaves the blame at their feet.

NHL Overtime featured an interesting “shootout” debate between former NHL players Kevin Weekes and Jeremy Roenick on that subject. Check out their back-and-forth in the video below and share your own thoughts regarding their discussions.

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NHL Overtime explains Wild’s winning ways

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Perhaps it’s just me, but doesn’t it seem like this season’s “new car smell” is just about gone? We’re reaching the “daily grind” part of the campaign where the playoffs is too far away to really consider yet opening night is also fading in our rear-view mirrors. Perhaps that’s why surprise teams like Toronto are slipping noticeably while the Canucks of the world are moving on up.

Yet one shocking success story keeps chugging along, as the Minnesota Wild stand alone atop the NHL. It’s reasonable for normally reasonable people to ask: how and why? Jeremy Roenick and Kevin Weekes shared their reactions and Mike Yeo would be glad to know that the word “passive” wasn’t being thrown around

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Is Drew Doughty’s hit on T.J. Oshie suspension-worthy?

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With about 1.5 seconds left in the Los Angeles Kings’ tight 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues, T.J. Oshie went into the corner only to awkwardly fall after a Drew Doughty hit. Doughty received a two-minute minor for crosschecking on that play, but some believe that he deserves a fine and/or suspension. Here’s some analysis of that questionable hit from Versus; feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.

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Zach Parise goes in-depth on the New Jersey Devils

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It’s early in the season, but both the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes learned from 2010-11 that it’s important not to procrastinate when it comes to earning points. Zach Parise discusses that topic along with how happy the team is with Peter DeBoer’s style, getting adjusted to playing at center and more in the video below.

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Will Dennis Seidenberg be hearing from Shanahan for boarding Jeff Skinner?

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During Boston’s ugly 4-1 loss to Carolina, mixed in amongst the other drama and fireworks,  Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg caught the ire of the officials with a boarding call late in the game as he hit Hurricanes heartthrob Jeff Skinner from behind while he wasn’t looking. Skinner was defenseless on the play and Seidenberg came in with

Much like Kris Letang’s boarding play that got him a two-game suspension, Seidenberg’s hit earned him just two minutes of shame and a seat in the box to watch the Bruins continue their meltdown. NHL Overtime’s Bill Patrick, Jeremy Roenick and Pierre McGuire breakdown the hit and what they think will come of it.

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So what do you think? Unlike Letang’s play, this hit on Skinner seemed to come with a hint more frustration from Seidenberg. Suspension or not?