I'm the biggest supporter of physical, tough hockey, but how can anyone seriously defend that play?
Regardless of what we all think should be in the rules, the bottom line is its against the rules to hit a goalie in hockey. The grow up getting hit with pucks, not learning how to take a hit and their equipment is not designed to take a hit at all. Their helmets fall off from shots, so god knows what a 230 lb physical freak of nature like Lucic could do.
He blatantly hit him, threw his hands up and everything didnt even attempt to move.
I would love Lucic on Detroit but he is a huge meathead and this is a clear example.
Lucic should be attacked by homosexual werewolves with STD's.
Aaron Downey was one of the hardest working, non lazy players i have seen on this team in a while, but put him with Datsyuk and you'll see his numbers drop off as well. Datsyuk has two Aaron Downeys on his line right now. They aren't lazy, they just aren't first line players and that's taking its toll on Pasha.
Can't complain about the game, really (so I will take the next sentence as an opportunity to do so). They got way too passive after getting a couple goal lead, Avs were in control for pretty much the entire second half of the game. Oh well, guess you can afford to a lot more when scoring four goals than one.