dbr wrote:Two hand the guy after the play, maybe a nice traditional cross-check up high that might take a couple of teeth, something along those lines?
I think that's what has to happen in plays like that. You know the guy is not going to fight, so you either jump him and hopefully get a few shots in, or be as dirty as you can while the ref is trying to figure out if Backstrom is conscious. Another option is to run their goalie... but against a knuckle-dragging roster like Toronto's that kind of escalation is exactly what they're after.
SKYO wrote:Nazem Kadri gets 3 games apparently for that hit on Backstrom. If he was a Canuck multiply that by 3.
Yep. I would suggest that Kadri's hit was a tad more vicious, on a tad more vulnerable player, than Edler's hit. Adding in the match penalty he received later in the game, I think you coulda dinged Kadri for 4 or 5.
The Laughs are easily the NHL goon squad with the likes of Phil; 'Hack Job' Kessel, Nazim 'Goalie Killer' Kadri not to mention the real goons on the team...yet no one will label them this because it is the centre of the Ford universe...
Missed the Quinn years I guess. Toronto was known as the dirtiest, whiniest in the NHL. They're just not that bad now.
Raymond with his 8th goal. 2nd in points behind Kessel on the Leafs. He has one more goal than Daniel Sedin and one less than canuck goal leader - Kesler, but Raymond has more points than Kesler. How much did Raymond sign for with the Leafs? Where is Booth? Why can't we score?
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