Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nothing Hides from YouTube - Bobby Ryan's Foot Stomp on Jon Blum

Follow the jump for video of Bobby Ryan's foot stomp on Jon Blum. The two rookies Blake Geoffrion and Jon Blum won the battle with veterans Bobby Ryan and Saku Koivu. Darren Dreger even commented on the move.

Bob McKenzie even got into the act with several tweets. @TSNBobMcKenzie: There is expected to be a disciplinary hearing for ANA's Bobby Ryan for his using his skate to stomp on NSH's Jonathan Blum foot. There is world of difference between what Ryan did and what Pronger (on Kesler for 8 games) and Simon (on Ruutu for 30 games) did. On Pronger/Simon, no puck involved. Ryan looked to be trying to dislodge puck from under Blum's foot.But using skateblade in that fashion is strictly forbidden. Not a hockey play. Have to believe fine or suspension is coming.

Even Puck Daddy picked up on the matter. With this much attention, it will be interesting to see if the wheel of justice spins inn the Predators favor.

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Anonymous said...

40 year hockey fan and that is the first time I've witnessed that so blatant. Don't expect much discipline here, there was absolutely no danger of Blum getting cut by the skate blade. Those skates are made to take much more of a beating than that. To quote Bobby Clarke: "if you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'". Still, what a d'head move by Ryan.

Anonymous said...

A blatant attempt to injure, plain and simple. He could have split his foot open like a melon. A two game ban is far to lenient.