I'm guessing you haven't watched hockey very long if you think this way.
There's never been a time in NHL history when fighters had more skill than they do now. 15 years ago, enforcers who could barely skate would have a regular spot on every NHL team. Those players are largely extinct. Today's NHL has largely weeded out unskilled fighters.
And a byproduct of this is that you get these wanna-be tough guys that go around cheap stuff like anything that Cooke does, and Boochich hitting DeKeyser in the nuts.
I'm still very dissapointed in the 5K fine, what a joke.
Bad call. The penalty was committed after the shot was taken. That should be a good goal.
Under technicality, yes, it should have been a goal. However, the spirit of the rules is that you can't interfere with them. Imagine if there was a Blues player hacking away at Jimmy every time they released a slapper.
I hope he's punished just like anyone else. Drunk driving kills folks, taking sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers away from families forever. I wish Mr. Malone luck with any alcohol issues he may have.
The game Crosby sucker punched Zetterberg and then complained after the game that Howard had no business coming in and face washing him because it was a fight between him and Z was the day he lost whatever shed of dignity he had left .
Yup. Z was clear that he wanted no piece of Crosby. He was probably afraid that NBC and the league would come down on him if he beat him up.
Crosby is a whiner and a punk. I hope he recovers from his concussion stuff, but if he doesn't and has to retire I won't lose any sleep.