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Andrew Shaw hit on Francois Beauchemin.

 

 

Two more hits below...

James Neal on Mark Giordano...

 

 

Barclay Goodrow hit on P.K. Subban...

 

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Hank1974's avatar

All three hits should be suspensions.
None of them have a place in the NHL.
I just don’t understand why the NHL doesn’t adopt the IIHF rule that states all head-hits are illegal and subject to an automatic ejection and game misconduct.

Shaw exploded into Beauchiman’s head.
Neal (as his his trademark) went after Giordano’s head.
And Goodrow leveled Subban head-first into the boards. That’s boarding and an auto ejection.

The NHL can clean all this up today by simply saying the head is always, always off limits. You hit the head, intentionally or not, you’re gone - just like high sticking.

If the NHL can come up with the Sean Avery rule overnight, surely they can do the same for this kind of crap.

I’m aware I’m probably in the minority for this line of thinking, but as much money as these guys make, and as much as sports is entertainment, no athlete should accept the fact that they’re going to be attacked and assaulted on the ice at any given time.
And that’s what those hits are, assaults.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/16/15 at 08:06 AM ET

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Should be definite suspensions for Neal and Goodrow. If it was up to me they would be for multiple games. I wish there was another angle for that Shaw hit but it doesn’t look good at all.

This stuff needs to go and it needs to go now. The lack of respect is sickening. Why we even argue this stuff now seems silly.

I really don’t want to see someone die on the ice or be paralyzed and that’s bound to happen from one of these hits. How will the league respond then? Does it really make any sense to respond based on how much a player is injured?

Posted by evileye on 12/16/15 at 10:14 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Should be definite suspensions for Neal and Goodrow. If it was up to me they would be for multiple games. I wish there was another angle for that Shaw hit but it doesn’t look good at all.

This stuff needs to go and it needs to go now. The lack of respect is sickening. Why we even argue this stuff now seems silly.

I really don’t want to see someone die on the ice or be paralyzed and that’s bound to happen from one of these hits. How will the league respond then? Does it really make any sense to respond based on how much a player is injured?

Agreed on all counts. It should be intent and ugliness of the hit, not how much damage was caused.

What I don’t get is why the Owners and NHLPA continue to allow the leagues assets to be damaged by dumb players and dangerous hits.
You would think the league and the union would be doing everything and anything to protect it’s greatest assets?

And like you pointed out, what’s it going to take? A death? Paralysis?
I’ve never seen a league run with such obvious lack of brain power.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/16/15 at 10:20 AM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Wow, Shaw and Neal are still hitting people in the head with such frequency that it has become expected of them, and some kid from SJ is trying to be just like them.  Great example to set.  As I’ve said several times before, Supplemental Discipline (if any) isn’t going to “uninjure” a player, but hey…

I’ve never seen a league run with such obvious lack of brain power

There’s an obvious joke here waiting to be freed.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 12/16/15 at 03:02 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

As mentioned there should be a multi game suspension for hits to the head. No appeals. Period. grrr

Posted by bigfrog on 12/16/15 at 08:09 PM ET

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