Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/24/11 at 01:26 AM ET
from Michael Traikos of the National Post,
For the second time in as many games, the Toronto Leafs defenceman was penalized for delivering a hit to the head on Friday. And for the second time, he believed the referees got it wrong.
“I got his body first,” said Phaneuf, who was penalized for hitting Michael Ryan in a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. “That’s my job as a D-man. When a guy’s coming up the ice to hit him. It’s a learning experience for the refs.”
It might also be a learning experience for big-time hitters like Phaneuf.
more and you make the call from tonight’s game…
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