Great deal for Cleary. Loved the guy while he was here. You always got 100% effort from him. Not a fan of his critics on here because he's a true Red Wing through and through. The guy basically destroyed his body for our team so you can't fault him for his declining performance.
Yes and no. Everything's happens at a high speed. Now does he have questionable hits? Yesany players do. Some people hit high every time kronwall for instance would be known for it if he was two nor three inches taller. Its just how he hits.
Torres and Cooke have actually been fined and suspended for clean hits its not their fault people don't pay attention. When you got guys who like to hit on the ice don't skate with your head down.
Kronwall has definitely had a few questionable hits. For guys that hit a lot sometimes things happen in a fast game.
Torres, however, has gone far beyond that. The guy's a serial headhunter and a dirty player.
Scary stuff. At what point does the recklessness of a guy like Raffi Torres overshadow his contribution to the point of giving him a sort of permanent ban? Same thing with a guy like Cooke. Is it really worth risking the careers of other players because of destructive, repeat-offender 3rd/4th line plugs? I mean there has to be some equation whereby the number of suspensions/games lost by the victimized player as result of your actions divided by your ice time, point production, etc. equals expulsion.