Dion Phaneuf injures James Van Riemsdyk with Missed Hit

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 10:48PM

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Early in the third period, Dion Phaneuf went for one of his trademark open ice hits. This time, it didn't go exactly as he had hoped, hitting winger James van Riemsdyk straight in the head. Click on to see it:

van Riemsdyk was sent to the quiet room for a few minutes, said he was okay, and then went back on the ice. If you know the Leafs' history with concussions, this sounds absolutely terrifying. Especially when van Riemsdyk has had concussions in the pastHopefully, he's actually okay, but forgive me for being skeptical and scared.

Speaking of missed hits, concussions, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, this play reminds me of when Darien Hatcher missed Alex Steen, then a Leaf, and concussed Joffrey Lupul, then a member of the Flyers.

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Check back soon for our recap of the actual game at hand.

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#2 Ella A
March 11 2014, 10:53PM
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Can you get suspended for a hit on a teammate? That seemed a little high....

In all seriousness though, I really hope JVR is okay - tonight has been nothing short of a disaster.

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#3 Steve Dangle
March 11 2014, 11:09PM
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The Phaneuf hit was bad but the Hatcher one was a GREAT find. Holy crap. He should've worn a cape.

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#4 i_miss_mogilny
March 11 2014, 11:32PM
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Did JVR steal a cherry tomato off DP's plate on the flight out west? He totally blew him up, what a kook.

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#5 i_miss_mogilny
March 12 2014, 12:13AM
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Did JVR steal a cherry tomato off DP's plate on the flight out west? He totally blew him up, what a kook.

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#6 Mike Smith from Mimico Ontario
March 12 2014, 11:41AM
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I came in like a wrecking ball!

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#7 kesselkadri
March 12 2014, 09:09AM
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JVR needs to keep his head up

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#8 Wetcoaster
March 12 2014, 06:06PM
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Don't forget this one from earlier this season:

[img]http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/images/PDLSteve/LupulHitsKadri.gif[/img]

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#9 Dionnotgoodenough
March 13 2014, 12:27PM
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The coach said after the game both laces on JVR 's skates were cut after the hit by the idiot. Too bad they don't review the hit. If he did hit the right player they would review the hit.

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