Oct 3, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) controls the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Boyle Stretchered Off Ice After Nasty Hit By Lapierre – The Weasels Strike Again


San Jose Sharks defenseman and Ottawa native Dan Boyle was stretechered off the ice after having his head driven into the boards by St. Louis Blues forward and noted weasel Maxim Lapierre.  The former Canadiens and Canucks forward has a reputation for being the type of player who toes the line and often crosses it, and this in another time where the department of Player Safety should throw the book at a player who can play the game but often chooses not to.

 

There is finishing your check, and then there is making a late hit after the puck was gone, and this hit falls into the latter category, and with the 10 game suspension handed to fellow weasel Patrick Kaleta of the Sabres earlier today, here is another chance for Brendan Shanahan to send a message that these types of hits are not acceptable.

 

Lapierre saw nothing but numbers when he made the play, and Boyle’s jaw was driven right into the dahser-board.  Lapierre was given 5 and a game for checking from behind, and hopefully by the time he is undressed Shanahan has left the Blues a message about the in-person hearing.

 

Hopefully Boyle, who is a contender for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team and a veteran of previous Games, makes a quick and full recovery

Tags: Brendan Shanahan Dan Boyle Maxim Lapierre Patrick Kaleta San Jose Sharks St.Louis Blues

  • afannaz

    hopefully lapierre will be suspended and fined hard. what purpose did it serve? both players ended up out of the game. he didn’t help his team. lapierre should be out at least as long as boyle, and should really be out longer. by injuring a player guys are endangering the life and livelihood of another human being. it’s barbaric, just like boxing/mma. looks like lapierre better watch his back closely.

  • akissner

    Pretty awful hit. Boyle was almost doubled over after making a play on the puck with his back to Lapierre. The main purpose of body checking is to prevent your opponent from quickly getting back into the play. Boyle was already out of the play, facing the boards and in an awkward position. Not sure a guy like Lapierre can be rehabilitated. Shannaban will come down hard on this one.