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R1, G6: Leafs @ Lighting - May 12th, 7:30pm - CBC, Fan 590

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Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 13, 2022, 12:30:28 PM
Quote from: louisstamos on May 13, 2022, 11:54:31 AM
I'm the opposite - Kerfoot has to be in control of his stick there, but Kampf's penalty was not a penalty.  Even if you consider the shoulder a "high stick," which I see the argument, you have to call Foote on the embellishment, because he threw his head back like he was in a car accident.

Yeah, I agree with you here. The Kampf one, there's no debate about it, that just literally wasn't a penalty. Ref thought Kampf got Foote in the face but he didn't. I've always been iffy about calling examples of what Foote did embellishment. I think most people in general if they had a stick swing that close to their face would just naturally flinch their head back in response. It often doesn't look great in slow-motion though.

The Kerfoot one, by the definition in the rule book, is a penalty even if we don't like it. A player "must be in control and responsible for their stick". There isn't really any exception for when Hedman does what he did. Feels like there probably should be one though.

The Kerfoot one likely never happens if the first phantom call is never made since he was hard on the forecheck there trying to steal the puck, but alas, it's all moot now.