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There was some fuss after Brad Stuart's hit on Gabriel Landeskog during the Saturday game in San Jose. There were two things about the fuss and the subsequent penalties that made me think "dumb, and dumber."
I am no expert on NHL hits, but Stuart's hit reminded me of a hit by Niklas Kronwall on Jakub Voracek in a game last season. There are probably better comparables out there, but it's one that was recent enough to fall under similar officiating and review standards.
Suffice to say, Landeskog came away from being hit in better shape than Voracek did. Still, the Kronwall hit didn't result in a suspension, or even a penalty. There was no reason to think the Stuart one would either.
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