Here we are 10 games into the NHL season and already people have begun irrational debating over what is considered a clean hit in hockey. The Mike Richards hit on David Booth has been the most hotly contested debate over the past few days; evidently the NHL viewing public is split on the topic. á Last Saturday night, David Booth, of the Florida Panthers, cut across the Flyers blue line late in the second period, then dropped a fine pass to Stephen Weiss. Booth followed the pass with his eyes and Richards met him with a shoulder square in the head. á IÆve watched the video of this hit multiple times now and IÆm still trying to see where Richards went wrong. I'm either blind, or I donÆt know the rules, because I clearly see a clean hitáùa vicious one, yesùbut not illegal within the r ...
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