The trap is bad for hockey, but so is the butterfly style of goaltending. Hockey was more fun back when goalies sucked in the 1980's, and scoring from long slapshots was much easier. So what?
The trap is just a part of hockey evolution, and I don't see how they're going to make it go away. Are refs going to watch for how teams defend now and call penalties for only having one forechecker? Seems silly to me.
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.