Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/17/13 at 07:00 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So 6:30 into the third period on Tuesday night in Boston, Milan Lucic finished off his check against Rick Nash by using his forearm to drive the Rangers winger’s head into the boards.
There was no penalty on the play (though Nash received a minor for a feeble retaliatory hook) and there was no supplemental discipline issued, either, because Lucic initially and primarily got the body.
Now, a few days later, Nash isn’t feeling well. And though it may be a coincidence, it may not be one, either.
Here’s the thing: As long as the Department of Player Safety is or feels bound to give the benefit of the doubt to the transgressor rather than the victim, it is not living up to its charge to make the game safer.
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