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Nick Johnson ejected for head butt (Video)

Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:36 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

During the second period of Tuesday's Minnesota-Calgary game, Wild forward Nick Johnson was ejected following a fight with Flames captain Jarome Iginla. The reason for the ejection? The referees determined that Johnson delivered a head butt to Iginla during the altercation.

The only problem is when you watch the video the alleged head butt is almost impossible to notice. Even on the slow motion replay. If it even happened.



You can also see the referee giving it to Wild captain Mikko Koivu when he tried to insert himself into the conversation between the ref and Minnesota coach Mike Yeo. Based on the video, the Wild have plenty of reason to be upset.

Johnson, acquired by the Wild on waivers before the start of the regular season, recorded an assist on Tuesday night before he was ejected. He entered the game with one goal and one assist in nine games this season.

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nootsoop
Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:13 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Nick Johnson ejected for head butt (Video)

Front page whining about the phantom head butt here in Calgary. Reminds me of Schoenfeld's phantom push of Referee Don "Donut eater" Koharski...lmao

Iggy is actually not a wimp..but this team is. 



Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:55 am
 

Nick Johnson ejected for head butt (Video)

The biggest problem I see is that Baby Iginla wasn't penalized for fighting with his visor on



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:31 am
 

Nick Johnson ejected for head butt (Video)

There is 2 minutes I'll never get back.. what headbutt? thats an awful call and for Iginla to cry about that being a heatbutt is pretty pathetic too..



Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:57 am
 

Nick Johnson ejected for head butt (Video)

If Iginla thinks that was a head butt, he is the BIGGEST pussy in hockey and should anounce his retirement tomorrow morning.  He was putting it to Johnson and it looked like Johnson was trying to dodge the barrage of punches.  It's too bad that the refs allowed him to sway their decision making.


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