ClamRussel wrote:The fluke of the helmet popping off made it more dramatic than it really was.
It wasn't a fluke, the strap wasn't done up, of course it's going to pop off.
The NHL should consider a 2 minute minor for a player that looses their helmet during play due to it not being strapped. They care more about a jersey coming off during a fight then a helmet popping off during play, and that makes no sense. If someone ever dies in the NHL getting checked, it'll likely be because their helmet pops off before hitting the boards / ice.
This was my initial wonder as well...was his chin strap done up, and if so was it really loose?
But from what I can see of the replays, the strap was done up, and the impact of the hit caused the strap to unbuckle.
I think it's unlucky that his lid popped off, because if it doesn't I am doubting there would even be a suspension...