There's nothing quite like a good, clean, open-ice hit (unless you're the guy receiving it). I am, therefore, quite confident you'll enjoy the gorgeous bodycheck that Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins laid on Daniel Paille of the Boston Bruins Saturday afternoon (again, unless you're Daniel Paille).A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
That is some serious air. Paille should have tried to do a switch-backside 720 or something.
The best thing about this hit (apart from the awesomeness of seeing Paille get lifted like he's listening to George McRae)? Nobody on the ice felt obligated to seek retribution for it. Hey, how about that?
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