- June 08, 2011 - 09:42
Bill hockey is a contact sport and any professional in the league knows that you don't sail through the neutral zone with your head down. People should take some responsibility for their own safety as well. Zdeno Chara put out one of Montreal's players in the first round and there was no suspension there on a much later hit. The league are ereacting to the injury, if Horton had gotten back up there would be no suspension. Players need to keep their heads up.
- Bill R
- June 08, 2011 - 07:55
If the NHL is going to sell to the US market, they have to do it to the customer's standards. I played hockey in my youth and so did my son, it is a wonder neither of us have friends in wheelchairs. I feel when a player is guilty of intent to injure and this clearly was. The offender should be out as long as the injured player and the suspension should start from the day the injured player returns to be able to play. It may have been a north-south hit but he lined him up and was planning to hit him as hard as he could. In the other invidents no body was carried off on a stretcher no body lost the rest of their season.