This is the result of the NHL's refusal to take head shots and head hunters seriously. The kids in Jr are trying to get into the NHL so they emulate what they see on the hilite reels. Liambis is a 20 yr old over-ager with 4 career goals and he just cut Fanelli down. A 16 yr old kid with a world of potential prior to last night.
A lot of the fans left the building as they couldn't stop shaking and really couldn't care less about hockey itself after that incident. I can say I've been a die hard hockey fan for over 30 years and prior to last night, I don't believe I've ever cried at a hockey game or seen anywhere near that many people crying in the stands and on the ice.
I'm going to cut it here rather than getting on a soap box, after watching in horror for 40 minutes while paramedics fought to save the kid's life, with his parents nearby in the crowd and the teams gathered in prayer circles at center ice, and the kid that hit him bawling his eyes out in the walkway for the zamboni (he was thrown out of the game). I have a hard time caring much about hockey anymore until the idiots like Campbell and Burke stop their refusal to acknowledge the head hunting problem and the NHL (and hockey in general) does something to stop this once and for all.
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