Wow, tough love here on LGW.
The truth is though, as it always is - if this happened to a Wings player, you would all be calling for a year long suspension. Since its not, you guys all fall into the 'tough old time hockey guy mode' and call it a clean hit, and of course it was Fanelli's fault for putting himself in that position.
When you look at the player coming at you TWICE, it is your own fault for turning your back on him when he is literally inches from hitting you.
It was CLEARLY boarding, hitting from behind, AND a head shot, not to mention he took about 5 strides from the blue line to make that hit.
No, no, and no. Yes he took some strides but normally when you enter the zone you skate into the zone. Not a charge from my point of view however that is arguable.
The kids skull is fractured, broken orbital bone, and a huge facial laceration. The kid may never play again, let alone want to play again. Liambus said himself that he was shaken up by the hit, and he shouldn't have done it.
Of course he is shaken up. He made a hit that possibly ended another players career. However the emotions involved don't have any bearing on if a hit is dirty. None. And neither does the fact his own parents were at the game. That just means it is a really s***ty situation that everyone wishes didn't happen.