Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tucker Suspended for hit on Greene

by Anne

Last night, long after I had drifted off into Dreamland, Darcy Tucker pulled a classic Tucker douchemoveTM.

Matt Greene was skating down the ice for an icing when he was hit from behind with unnecessary force by Tucker. Granted, while watching the video, you can see Greener's feet start to slide as he and Tucker meet up for the icing. However, Tucker is leaning into Greener, causing him to be unable to regain his balance and Tucker's body weight leaning on Greener pushes him into the boards hard enough to knock his helmet off. A tricky call, but Tucker was paying more attention to the puck than his or the other player's safety that close to the boards and at that speed, which is (typical Tucker) dangerous. Basically, there was no way Tucker was going to be able to make it to the puck before Greener and he should've slowed down. Tucker seemed awfully cavalier about slamming into the boards that hard unless he had planned to use Greene to soften the blow; the slipping just makes it look worse.

In retrospect, I'm somewhat glad I didn't see the hit in person because I probably would've freaked. Also, he barely seemed phased by what happened and immediately turns to Tucker like "WTF is your problem? Why'd you do that?"

Tucker will not be there tomorrow night when the Kings head to Denver to take on the Avs in an immediate re-match.

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