Jacob Trouba hitting Martin Necas
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Jacob Trouba tries to take Martin Necas' head off and it's ugly

Published May 8, 2024 at 11:16

The playoff series between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers is intensifying, marked by an incident in last night's game involving Rangers' Jacob Trouba.

Known for his aggressive play, Trouba made a controversial move against the Hurricanes' Martin Necas, nearly hitting him with an extended elbow as he flew across the ice.

This close call, captured in an online video, raised concerns about the intent behind such actions.


Columnist Dejan Kovacevic highlighted that under NHL rules, Trouba's actions could warrant a match penalty, which is determined by intent rather than outcome.

Per NHL rules: 'A match penalty shall be imposed on any player who deliberately attempts to injure or who deliberately injures an opponent in any manner.'

Not a minor or major. A match penalty. It's actually DEFINED by INTENT, not outcome.

And nothing.

Despite Trouba's history of similar incidents, no severe penalty was imposed, sparking debate among fans and commentators about the enforcement of NHL rules concerning player safety.

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