Topper wrote:Exactly what made it dumb. Nothing wrong with standing up for yourself however Kassian and Sestito crossed the line to stupid. Despite what Garret whined about all night, there was nothing wrong with Nolan's attempted hit on Henrik thus no need for any sort of retribution.
The good thing that came out of it is that a couple of 6 foot 195 lb players started playing like they are 6 foot 195 lb players.
Even Fraser called it a penalty
Tom Sestito only lasted a second on his first shift of the game for speed bagging Jordan Nolan who, by the way, should have been penalized for charging Henrik Sedin. A timely penalty call against Nolan would have been a perfect opportunity for the refs to send a message of their own in an effort to establish some control and to bring the temperature down early. It was a 'gift' handed to the men in stripes that was ultimately rejected! It became a constant uphill battle for them from that point in the game.
Despite what you think you know, Nolan's hit deserved a penalty more than the 12 minutes handed out to each of Kassian and Mitchell for their little pushing match in the corner.