“I am the only one that hasn’t seen the hit,” said Ed Harding after the game on Tuesday night.
Well coach, here’s the Denis Reul’s hit on Angelo Esposito.
Is it a penalty? Yes no question and everyone that I spoke with agree. What I don’t agree with the five minute major and the game misconduct he received.
Esposito knew Denis Reul was coming. He appeared he wanted to turn at the last second but didn’t. He knew if he went face first into the glass, a penalty would be called. It’s like Manu Ginobili of the San Antoinio Spurs who flops to draw a foul. The least he could of done was go in shoulder first to protect himself better.
Now to Pierre McGuire who has the biggest red and white shades in the world (I don’t know how he can see the game with those things on). He mentioned that Reul was going to pay when Montreal plays Lewiston. Pierre, have you seen this video clip of Frederick Roy on Vincent Bourgeois of the Montreal Juniors?
If the Juniors can’t stand up to a teammate on the same ice, I highly doubt they will go after Reul for a hit at the World Junior Championships. I could be wrong because Esposito is the golden boy of the team. Bourgeois only has a goal and ten assists while Esposito has 15 goals for a total of 27 points. Lewiston plays at Montreal on January 10th. The two teams face off at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on January 24th.
That’s My Take