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Video: Alexei Emelin hip checks teammate Cole

Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:29 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2012 9:40 pm
By: Adam Gretz

Thursday's game between the Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadiens featured some pretty bizarre moments, but the highlight of the night just might have been Alexei Emelin executing a perfect, textbook hip check on Erik Cole.

Cole, of course, is Emelin's teammate, and he was sent flying after the Montreal defenseman whiffed on his intended target -- Minnesota's Nick Johnson -- resulting in Cole doing a complete front-flip.

And they say the hip check is a lost art.

Cole eventually returned to the game and seemed to OK, which is good news for him and the Canadiens.

One of the other noteworthy moments in the game took place late in the first period when Montreal forward Ryan White went a little crazy and started throwing punches at Stephane Veilleux as he was being held by Chris Campoli. White recorded 22 penalty minutes in the first period, including 17 for his series of punches (which you can watch by clicking right here).

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Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:34 am

Video: Alexei Emelin hip checks teammate Cole

That's a great hit

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:53 pm

Video: Alexei Emelin hip checks teammate Cole

This is AWESOME!!! What better team for this to happen to than the Montreal Canadiens. For a team that can't seem to hit water if they fell out of a boat collectively to now be hitting each other sums up this great season for those of us that don't particularly care for the Habs. For a team that thought they had a chance at doing damage this year in the playoffs with a bunch of Smurfs, reality may have finally checked in. I bet the Habs fans still think they can make the playoffs, that's how naiive they are. With how player's are fighting after getting hit CLEANLY these days(Which is the biggest joke in hockey,KEEP YOUR HEAD UP), I'm surprised that the Habs player's didnt't duke it out after the hit. Now that would be something. And they thought Erik Cole was the answer in Montreal. Just shows how stupid they are.

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