ClamRussel wrote:Just keep telling yourself that and it will eventually be true. There was no sudden move. By your logic Burmistrov put himself into a vulnerable position, as did Eberle etc. Blame the victim? Henrik turned to play the puck and there was more than enough time for Methot to peel off or not hit him like that.
There's no need for self-assurance when the facts are obvious Clam, it's the more strained, conspiracy like conclusions that require a far greater leap of faith and constant reassurance.
You're completely twisting around that logic. Burmistrov made no sudden move to put his back to Letang, he was skating towards the puck by the boards. Strawman it any way you like, but that's a plain and obvious difference between the two hits.
Henrik receives the puck by the boards and as Methot closes in, Henrik turns to move the puck and at the moment his back is turned to Methot, he gets hit. I don't know how that's more than enough time for Methot to peel off, but his bionic muscles must have failed him.
ClamRussel wrote:Its illogical to believe Letang's actions warranted 2 games if Methots was only worth a 2min penalty.
How's that illogical when they're completely different and Henrik put himself in a vulnerable position?
Also, Letang finishes his check high with his hands on Burmistrov's back as he drives him into the boards. Those a two big differences that distinguish the two hits.
Remember Edler escaping suspension for hitting Hall in the head in the pre-season? He got a 2 minute penalty, but no suspension because Hall made a sudden move that put his head in a bad position even though Hall made a play at the puck.