Why are people blaming the refs ? Kindl made one of the dumbest interference penalties I have ever seen.
True, big mistake by Kindl to touch him at all... but when he makes light contact with the guys upper body, and his feet somehow fly out from underneath him... theres a whole lot of embellishment going on there to sell it to the refs..
I dont have a problem with the suspension really, its charging all the way, and to me, looks like he leaves his feet to launch into him. I think its a good call on the NHL's part. If he doesnt leave his feet, and launch at him... then my opinion changes. But leaping up to hit the guy, really forces the body and head/neck of the guy getting hit to jump back, and potentially leading to him falling backwards to the ice... "head first"
I won't believe Holland is serious about improving this team until Franzen and Flip are gone. Franzen because he deserves the boot and Flip because they don't want to let him go. It'll take one or both of those guys to land someone descent on D considering Flip's in the final year of a contract.
Id let Franzen go in a heartbeat... for the right return. Flip on the other hand... I'd keep him. I dont want to give him up. He's good defensively, and offensively. Franzen at this point... is soft... lazy... and not much time left... let him go.
Am I the only one that thought the TooToo attempted hit was pretty bad? He launched himself through the air like a missle. If he connected with someone, it might have been ugly.
I wouldn't complain too much about him getting a 10 minute misconduct as we really don't know if he got it for that or what might have happened after that (more likely).
Sure, he left his feet... but he didnt hit anyone...
its only a penalty if he leaves his feet, and actually hits someone.
Its ridiculous that they threw him out of the game for it. If he said something on ice afterwards that warranted him getting thrown out, then sure, but for the lame ass missed hit attempt, to get thrown out, is ridiculous. if he hit someone, and it was dirty, then im all for it, sure, but he only hit the damn boards... thats not a penalty... give me a break.