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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Corey Perry Hit Likely to Draw NHL Suspension

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The NHL's 2011 Hart Trophy winner dealt out a late hit last night against Minnesota's Jason Zucker, which has the hockey world speculating over just how long he will be suspended...

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I doubt he'll look like this after hearing from Brendan Shanahan.
I doubt he'll look like this after hearing from Brendan Shanahan.
Jeff Gross

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Court of Public Opinion: Corey Perry puts a shoulder into Jason Zucker’s brain shell | Backhand Shelf
Honestly, I don't see this as much of a villainous hit like many others do. Yes it is late, but Zucker leaves himself in a very vulnerable position, and it didn't appear to me that Perry was targeting the head. Since Zucker got hurt, however, that will probably lead to a Shanaban. Here's a video in case you missed it, but what do you think?

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There would be a great wailing and gnashing of teeth, certainly.

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Remarkably plain talk for a professional hockey player.

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