Wings need to be more physical and match the ducks. The kronner hit was ncie but the wings passed up so many hits and just peeled away, they need to finally jsut play playoff hockey.
This is why tootoo needs to be playing . He does not just bring energy, he brings fear that if I do not play this puck properly tootoo will level me. Players make mistakes when they have to play with their head on a swivel.
Shanahan pointed one thing out that I didn't notice until I watched the video. Abdelkader skated in a huge "C" all the way around the offensive zone before lining up that hit. That's pretty much the definition of charging. He never said Abby left his feet, but you can't deny the fact that Abby was going dangerously fast for a high-ish hot like that
If you hold on to the puck that long with your head down you deserve to get leveled, but cleanly. If abby would have stayed low, we would be talking about how that was one of the best hits of the playoffs. I agree that he should have been suspended for 1 game. I am just frustrated with how the league handles suspensions these days.
2 games, a 5 and a game misconduct in the playoffs. This league is going down the s***ter. Weber slams Z's head into the boards last year, a fine, no suspension. Then the preds organization openly mocks the play .
Probably gets one game, but it's a joke that this gets 5 and a game. Abby got checked head first into the boards last game, on a blatant cheap shot for 2 mins. The inconsistencies in reffing is going to be what does this league in. People say the NBA is bad, but atleast they know how they are calling their games. With the NHL it's really a crapshoot on how the game will be called.