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Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:14 am
Edited on: April 22, 2011 5:42 am

LOS ANGELES --- Los Angeles Kings coach Terry Murray called  San Jose Sharks forward Dany Heatley's actions “gutless” minutes after his squad fell 6-3 in Game 4 of the first-round series at Staples Center on Thursday. 

Murray took issue with Heatley’s trip of Kings defenseman Alec Martinez that occurred with about three minutes left in the third period. Heatley was called for a tripping minor, although Murray said it was actually a slew foot – the act of using a leg or skate to kick another player’s legs out from underneath him. 

“That’s a very dangerous play,” Murray said. “That’s where you break your leg. That’s where you blow your knee out. I hate that play. That’s a gutless move in my mind. You just don’t do that in hockey.”

Slew-footing can result in a major penalty, an ejection and can subject a player to fine or suspension; the act can also be reviewed under the league’s supplementary discipline guidelines even if it's not called duirng the game.

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan, who spoke to reporters immediately after Muray’s news conference, said he couldn’t comment on the alleged incident since he hadn’t seen the replay. 

And Murray wasn't done talking about Sharks players and penalties. 

He credited Sharks forward Scott Nichol for drawing Kings defenseman Drew Doughty into a coincidental rouging minor penalty in the second period. (Replays showed that Nichol was upset after a near knee-on-knee collision.) Ryane Clowe and Jason Demers scored on the ensuing 4-on-4 as the Sharks took a 2-0 lead. 

“You can’t lose Doughty to Nichol,” Murray said. “Give him credit. He’s the reason they won tonight. . . . You just don’t want to lose your top defenseman to a player of that stature.”

Doubt that was a knock on Nichol’s 5-foot-9 frame. Nichol is a fourth-line center with no points in the series. Nichol also drew a double minor when Kings defenseman Matt Greene clipped him with a high stick. Clowe scored his second goal of the game on the power play. 

--- A.J. Perez
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 6:10 pm

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being with "", and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful  (such as ). As the loss of a human being inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close to the victim, as well as the fact that the commission of a murder is highly detrimental to the good order within society, most societies both present and in antiquity have considered it a most serious crime worthy of the harshest of punishment. In most countries, a person convicted of murder is typically given a long prison sentence, possibly a  where permitted, and in some countries, the  may be imposed for such an act. A person who commits murder is called a murderer .Hence...Heatly is not a Murder. A person who made a horrible choice in judgement..yes, but calling him a murderer is asinine.

Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:17 pm

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

LOL. LOL . LOL. There goes Sissy Ray and Flyers fans.  You guys really are INCREDIBLY HILARIOUS with your Man-Crushes on Crosby...Get over it and get off his c*ck.  This story has nothing to do with him yet you manage to post about him.  You really are hilarious Sissy.

Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:07 pm

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Funny how Murray forgets the hit that his man Stoll did on White during game 1. If he wants to talk about a cheap shot, he needs to take another look at that play. The Sharks lost White for one game as did Stoll due to his suspension. Murray is just whinning because his team is about to be eliminated. Playoff hockey, nothing better than this.

Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 3:24 pm

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Does he even know who Heatley is?

Oh, I'm pretty sure Terry Murray knows who Dany Heatley is and exactly what he is all about - and gutless is about the nicest thing he could have said about him.

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 1:50 pm

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Murray is looking increasingly desperate on the bench as his team continues their collective downward spiral.
He's now saying things in an attempt to demean his opponent and can't seem to remember what he said in the previous mnuite ...
all signs of a lost coach. One minute he gives Nichol total credit for the Sharks' victory and a minute late demeans his stature. Basically what he's saying is that he'd love to have a guy like that on his team!
The Heatley "slew foot" thing is laughable. Why on earth would you want to intentionally take out Martinez? He has been the closest thing to the Sharks' 7th man out there making mistake after mistake! Not to mention the game was over.
The sooner the Sharks can put this thing to bed the better and move on to the next confrontation with the Wings! At least they don't whine when the Sharks kick their a$$.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 11:14 am

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Bravo,  you hit that one on the head.  <br />

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 11:00 am

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

"Slew-footing can result in a major penalty, an ejection and can subject a player to fine or suspension"

yeh... unless your name is Crosby. then the other guy gets an interference call:

Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:25 am

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

Now we know who Anaheim (home of the slew-foot) will target as a "must have" player in the offseason.

Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 6:57 am

Murray: Heatley's trip in third period 'gutless'

He's also a drunk driving murderer

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