Breault's hit not-so gross

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, January 20, 2008 | 1/20/2008

This past Tuesday (1/15), 2006 7th rounder Benjamin Breault was given a gross misconduct for running into 6'5 Rimouski goaltender, Jean-Christophe Blanchard. Feeling wronged, some Rimouski fans thought Breault should be suspended. Well, here's the video. You decide if the hit deserved a gross misconduct: A respected Q playmaker, Breault has 20 goals and 45 points this season. He also averages over a hit per game, but not all are of the lamely "gross" variety.

2 comments:

Christopher said...

I don't think that's suspendable. That happened to Hasek so many times I couldn't begin to count, and it looked like he tried to move out of the way/hold Blanchard up.

Bakes said...

Agreed. Breault looked a little late to react after trying to make a play on the puck handler (who happened to be a roaming goalie in this case). Slightly embellished by Blanchard as well.

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