Big E looks better than Kindl to me as well. He really uses his size and knocks guys off the puck in his own end and I like how he seems to police the ice for borderline hits and crap after the whistle on our players. I loved how he jumped Brule after the hit on Datsyuk even though the hit was legit. I just wish he'd stay at home more on defense. He seems to get burned quite often when he tries to jump up offensively.
So what's a taller player like Thornton supposed to do - bend down, and go for Perron's knees?
Thornton could have easily dropped Perron with a shoulder to shoulder here, still would've knocked him down, still would've broken up the play, but he made sure to get around the shoulder to get to the head. That's against the new rule, primary contact is with the head. I'm not a huge fan of it but he did break the rule.
Much better than the Datsyuk fight, but you guys don't make it seem that way. You guys aren't hockey fans, you're just Red Wings fans.
Not true. This fight was more energetic because of all the pulling and ragdolling. Datsyuk actually fought someone who knew his way around a tussle so there was more strategy involved. Let Crosby take on Perry and see how he fares.