Being Dougie Hamilton - I think I figured it out

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  1. tarheelhockey

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    You keep saying a thing that I find extremely unlikely, and I keep telling you how unlikely I find it.
     
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    I don't know who's right and I don't care, but "Ovechkin scared Hamilton so bad he lost his sense of object permanence" may be the greatest sentence that's ever emerged from this cesspool.

    Makes me want to see someone playing peek-a-boo with Hamilton during the Storm Surge.
     
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    No, that's all wrong.

    Loogie Hamilton first slipped on some errant Ovie saliva and then was hit in the forehead by noted second-spitter Roger McDowell on the other side of the glass.

    It's all there in the Kirk Muller Report.
     
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    The only thing in the Kirk Muller Report is pages and pages of nothing, stuck together with massive wads of bubble gum.
     
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    I don’t care how or why he read it wrong. He just did. I don’t believe it had anything to do with Ovechkin.
     
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    You know that thing where you get your dog's attention and then hold up a blanket?
     
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    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. -- Sherlock Holmes

    I'm going with my improbable theory over your theory that Hamilton wasn't expecting to get hit by a hard-charging Ovechkin, which I find impossible -- based off the video evidence.
     
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    Where did I say anything about him not expecting to get hit? He pretty clearly sees a hit coming and pulls up to avoid it, putting himself in a position to be the one initiating contact.

    We have on the table three theories for WHY he avoided the hit:

    1) He got scurred (Mike Milbury)
    2) He grossly misjudged the location of the puck because he... didn't realize it was moving? (you)
    3) He was giving Ovie an inside lane with intent to neutralize him behind the net (me)

    None of these three are impossible, and none have been eliminated. It's a matter of picking the one that seems most likely (or least bat****).
     
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    This is dumb. I thought we were getting a Being John Malkovich sequel. Go **** yourselves.
     
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    Now we're getting somewhere.

    My theory is that *Hamilton* didn't avoid the hit. Ovechkin did. Hamilton was 100 percent willing and in fact, bracing for a hit. The only reason the hit didn't happen is that Ovechkin changed his path at the very last minute.

    My theory eliminates both of yours. Milbury is wrong because Hamilton was fully prepared for a hit. You are wrong because Hamilton wasn't *giving* Ovechkin anything. He was preparing to go shoulder-to-shoulder with him.
     
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    Ovechkin definitely did avoid the hit... when Hamilton came to a complete stop and gave him a direct path to the puck. Ovie took what Hamilton was openly giving him.

    The idea that he did this because he thought he was arriving AT the puck is completely ludicrous. There is no evidence to support that other than your assumption that he has the spatial perception of a newborn baby.
     
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    He ducked into the hit. I'm not assuming anything. He thought he was getting hit right up until the point where Ovechkin went to get the puck. He's got his shoulder down, he's got his body tight, he's bracing for a hit when Ovechkin goes by him. Maybe it was a great decoy by Ovechkin, maybe Dougie lost track of the puck. But that's what happened and the video shows it.

    But please, make another post about "the spatial perception of a newborn baby." I don't think we've heard it enough.
     
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    You already agreed that Hamilton was bracing for a hit. Ovechkin adjusted first. At no point did Hamilton *intend* to give Ovechkin a path to the puck. It was a mistake.
     
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    He was *not* doing this. He was bracing for a hit the entire time. At no point did this become his intention and the video proves it. He made a mistake in judgement.
     
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    You know what? I'm glad you did this. Because now I'm even more certain the way I saw it in the opening post is correct.
     
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    He prepared for a hit by coming to a complete stop.

    Because being hit while standing completely still would have ended well.
     
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    Fin.
     
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    :huh:
     
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    We look like ass.
     
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    No, you look like ass for posting in the wrong thread.
     
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    We, the Canes in this game?

    Or we, HFCanes in this thread?
     
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    I think the answer I should say is......Canes?
     
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    Jesus.....Hamilton pussed out for a second. Deal with it. Happens all the time. Watch Mike Hoffman play against any physical defenseman. It’s ole-ing all over the place.
     
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    Hamilton has a history of not 'paying the price' and this incident was his magnum opus. I'd wager that 99.999% of NHL players, past and present, would play the puck in that situation.

    Your analysis essentially says 'he was bracing for a hit', which would make sense if he'd played the puck. As he didn't, it's nonsense.
     

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