Jelly. I agree with you. It was an open ice hit, much different than being rammed into the boards in any direction with a late hit. Of course, a big part of the problem with a late hit is too many times the person being hit, does not expect it and ends up in a vulnerable position. Clearly a late hit, with all the force Janssen could muster.
I think with this type of a hit, the suspension for three games was about right. Unless, the hitter has a bad rap sheet. If I am commissioner, he gets the same suspension in the playoffs.