Feb 12, 2017
Detroit - Minnesota3-6

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1  14:13  Cheap Shot  Nyquist-Spurgeon
2  14:13  Scrum    

Cheap Shot at 14:13
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 Gustav Nyquist  (Aggressor) 5'11'' 2170lb 2N/A
 Jared Spurgeon  (Victim) 5'9'' 2168lb 2
Gustav Nyquist suspended for 6 games
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Richie
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Feb 12, 2017 16:00 ET
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Kamppula
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Feb 12, 2017 16:12 ET
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FightingMan
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Feb 12, 2017 16:13 ET
Unnecessary lumber to the teeth with a big spear Dirty 
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BostonBruin8
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Feb 12, 2017 16:15 ET
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kg14
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Feb 12, 2017 16:17 ET
This is one of the dirtiest plays I've seen in a long time. Spurgeon could have lost an eye had this been a few inches higher. I cannot believe Nyquist wasn't tossed. He should be cannednfor the rest of the season for that.


I'm a Wings fan btw.
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TheDanLine
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Feb 12, 2017 16:31 ET
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Feb 12, 2017 16:42 ET
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bensweeney
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Feb 12, 2017 16:50 ET
During a puck battle, Jared Spurgeon gave Gustav Nyquist a shove. Nyquist turned around and retaliated by spearing Spurgeon directly in the face with his stick. Dirty 
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supersonic
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Feb 12, 2017 19:25 ET
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TheTrashMan
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Feb 12, 2017 20:53 ET
The dirtiest cheap shot I've seen in a while. Dirty 
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pikkari1977
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Feb 13, 2017 09:18 ET
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Animal
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Feb 16, 2017 02:48 ET
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mullet
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Feb 16, 2017 04:20 ET
Disgusting cheapshot, one of the worst I've seen. Spurgeon was very lucky he didn't lose an eye. Can't believe no one jumped and pounded Nyquist, shows how pussified the hockey has become. Dirty 
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Brassknux
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May 18 13:47 ET
Gustav Nyquist is attempting to play the puck along the boards and he is shoved from behind by Jared Spurgeon, which is a slightly dirty play in the "New NHL" but is child's play compared to what happens next.

Nyquist gets up, noticibly upset about the shove, and proceeds to turn around and pitchfork Spurgeon right in the face. What really scares me is that if this was half an inch higher, Spurgeon's career would be over, he'd be blind in his left eye, and his left eye quite possibly be made of glass at this point.

As expected, Spurgeon goes down in a heap, and Chris Stewart grabs a hold of Gustav Nyquist. Infuriatingly, Stewart does nothing, and Nyquist escapes the game with a relatively heavy 6 game suspension.
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everblades
Feb 12, 2017 16:02 ET (later updated)
Gustav Nyqvist is not a dirty player by any means. Sad to see him doing something like thisReply
Animal
Feb 12, 2017 16:06 ET
He might not be a dirty player but this was a clear spear to the face. No more or less.Reply
Kamppula
Feb 12, 2017 16:12 ET
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everblades
Feb 12, 2017 17:06 ET
Yeahhhh I got that, basically thats what I was stating.Reply
Murray3
Feb 12, 2017 18:08 ET
It should be posted as an 'other event' that no fight occured after that. Nyquist deserves the Chris Simon-on-Ryan Hollweg treatment.Reply
OldTimerFan
Feb 12, 2017 19:21 ET
Sad to see that Nyquist got away without even having to answer the bell, Where is hockey going, a few years ago Nyquist would have left the ice holding his teeths in is hands...Reply
Durbano
Feb 12, 2017 19:53 ET
Just another in a long running string of examples of players hiding behind the rules & the refs. That's one of many problems with the NHL -- only 1 or 2 inches higher, and this seriously could have blinded him or taken his eye clean out. TWO Refs & he receives a 4 minute penalty but god forbid we have a brawl with 3 separate fights or so. Then the NHL is an absolute disgrace.

What is more disgraceful -- this type of garbage or a few fights? Recall there was a time when a vicious spear to the face in a Detroit-Minnesota game would have resulted in a blood bath. Actually, a player like Gustav never would have done it 15-20 years ago as he would have gotten beaten to a pulp as that was the time players policed themselves. Now, his only consequence is facing the dreaded "Player Safety Committee" where he can claim it was all accidental which should lower any possible suspension.

That said, I'm not sure what is more pathetic, the vicious spear to the face or the fact that because he just received 4 minutes & this happened in the first period, there was plenty of time the rest of the game for the Wild to retaliate. And they didn't. The Wild went up 6-3 with 10 minutes left leaving plenty of time for someone -- any one -- to at least make a statement. But nope - not it today's game.
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GarrettTV
Feb 13, 2017 06:51 ET
Life long wings fan here...Goose deserves a lot of time to think about this. Completely disgraceful. We can talk about how he would have been pummeled in the old days for this, poor officials, blah blah, but there's never been a place in hockey for a spear/slash to the face. This is 2 inches away from losing an eye. In 26+years of watching the wings, I've never been more embarrassed by a lay than I was by this.Reply
dyg250
Feb 13, 2017 09:36 ET
I can't believe Stewart didn't jump on Nyquist.Reply
OldTimerFan
Feb 13, 2017 10:08 ET (later updated)
Amen. Too what you wrote Durbano..Reply
napes
Feb 13, 2017 14:47 ET
Quote from message by Durbano
Just another in a long running string of examples of players hiding behind the rules & the refs. That's one of many problems with the NHL -- only 1 or 2 inches higher, and this seriously could have blinded him or taken his eye clean out. TWO Refs & he receives a 4 minute penalty but god forbid we have a brawl with 3 separate fights or so. Then the NHL is an absolute disgrace.

What is more disgraceful -- this type of garbage or a few fights? Recall there was a time when a vicious spear to the face in a Detroit-Minnesota game would have resulted in a blood bath. Actually, a player like Gustav never would have done it 15-20 years ago as he would have gotten beaten to a pulp as that was the time players policed themselves. Now, his only consequence is facing the dreaded "Player Safety Committee" where he can claim it was all accidental which should lower any possible suspension.

That said, I'm not sure what is more pathetic, the vicious spear to the face or the fact that because he just received 4 minutes & this happened in the first period, there was plenty of time the rest of the game for the Wild to retaliate. And they didn't. The Wild went up 6-3 with 10 minutes left leaving plenty of time for someone -- any one -- to at least make a statement. But nope - not it today's game.
Unreal. Intentional and just inches from ending a career.

OK, so maybe Stewart didn't see the initial high stick and wasn't sure how serious it was in that scrum. But you know the replay was up on the big screen. No one on the bench thought, maybe we should show Spurgeon we actually give a shit about him as a teammate and a friend?

This epitomizes everything that is wrong about the NHL right now.

1) Blatant intent to injure but the call is blown by the refs, the new "enforcer" for all teams are the two guys with the orange arm bands and they completely messed it up. 4 minutes? Fuck off.

2) The complete lack of will or desire of the players to police the game themselves. Stewart is on the ice. Does nothing at the time. Happened in the first period, so there's 2 and bit periods of hockey to make a statement. Nothing. Game is put out of reach halfway through the 3rd. Still nothing.

3) The rematch. I can almost guarantee that their one game left against each other will be a complete dud. It's not like these teams don't have anyone that plays old school anymore. Stewart, Gabriel, Dumba for Minny. Ott, Ericsson, Smith for Detroit. That should have been enough to see some kind of emotion for the rest of the game or set up something for the next one but...I think we all know what will happen, or won't happen.

This is why hockey is basically unwatchable for me right now. I get it that the staged heavyweight scraps are gone for good, fine, but this is one of those rare opportunities that some life, some emotion, even a bit of anger and hate could have been injected into a game and it just flatlines into oblivion.

Similar thing in Buffalo last night. Not only do the Sabres get spanked on home ice but Alex Burrows gets involved with Lehner in an incident midway through the 1st period, that should have set the tone for the rest of the game. Two good reasons to pretend like you care that you're playing in the NHL and entertain the fans, but no, let's just phone it in and move on to the next game.
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supersonic
Feb 16, 2017 04:25 ET
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Scrum at 14:13
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Duration N/A  Dan Dekeyser  Mike Green  Anthony Mantha  Gustav Nyquist     Erik Haula  Chris Stewart  Ryan Suter  Jason Zucker   
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