Phaneuf Hit on Okposo – In Case You Missed It

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Sure it’s a week old, but today was actually the first time I stumbled across the video of Dion Phaneuf’s hit on Kyle Okposo on September 17.

I was in the Saddledome that night and saw the hit live. There has been much discussion of whether it was clean or dirty, justified or unjustified, and whether Dion is a dirtbag cheapshot or just a guy who’s returning to his 2007-2008 form. In fact there’s been so much talk about it that we can officially put it to bed… but the fact remains: Okposo got nailed while trying to take on 3 Flames near center ice. Morency got 2, 5 and a game misconduct for instigating the fight with Phaneuf and the NHL suspended him for the remainder of the preseason plus 5 regular season games for coming off the bench to participate in said fight.

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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