Mondi wrote:I'm not saying it wasn't a dirty hit. Nor am I of the opinion he shouldn't get a game or two. But this is the NHL, it's the Bruins and it's the Canucks.
1 or 2 games, max. I hope you're right though.
K I can't bother to check out the previous 34 pages of this thread... but this makes the most sense to me.
It was a dirty, dirty, despicable hit. No excuse, and as I said about the Porter-Booth, the knees are far more dangerous than a head. He SHOULD get 4-5 games. As Hank pointed out after the game, it wasn't his first time pulling this stunt. He probably will get 1-2. The Bruins are the favorites, after all. At that point, as a fan, I was hoping SOMEONE would go to him and knock 8-10 teeth out of his head. But we responded on the PP, and that's what we couldn't do in the Finals.
Loved the game by the Canucks after they stopped trying to play punch-face with the Bruins. They did what they should and took advantage of the PP's to win the game. Too bad that won't happen in the playoffs, and all the after-the-whistle shit will be even-uppped and no PP's given.
Walk into Boston, stand up for yourselves, take the two points and move on. It was the most playoff intensive game I've seen this season, league-wide. Good on the Canucks for taking it (Hodgson... statement game), and hopefully this reminds them how hard they need to play come April-June.