Hate the guy in the ice but this goes to show you that most hockey players are just great persons of the ice. Man trying to play after receiving such news is mental toughness kudos Carcillo.
Pro leagues really need to do a better job in preparing these guys for the life after hockey.
Ask them to coach some minor leagues, get into GM stuff, become a player agent, analyst, inside..don'tforget them because they are retired.
Senators still are having 2 home games and will turn this series around.
Even if not what they've accomplished is perfect. If the series is close to over make it doo that the Habs will have to replace some guys in the next round.
At least Leafs fans are showing up when their team is bad too..Habs lolol French chickens
I'm just saying I've seen guys take a puck to the face and roll around less than Stone did.
My guess is he plays next game after a miraculous and heroic recovery on his bone bruise.
Not taking my ball and going home. I stated my point and you didn't seem to believe me so I'm not sure where to go from there.
Like I said, if someone did that to Datsyuk or Zetterberg I'd be pissed. And I'd want someone on the Wings to handle it. But I don't think I'd be calling for some huge suspension.
T he Senators are not calling for a huge suspension, what they are calling for is simple:
1. either suspend him (didn't happen) or
2. if someone slashes/runs one of their starplayers give the Sen the same penalty and non suspension.
And that's why I'm awaiting game 2 it will be pure hatred, physical and I bet Neil will fight Prust (who is by far my favorite Hab) then go on to either destroy Subban or run Price. Take his 5 min + a game misconduct and the Habs will cry foul...
If someone did that to one of our players (I don't care if it's a star or someone else) I'd be pissed too but the difference is I wouldn't count on the league to do anything, this is hockey big boy sport so I'd rather see one our players handle that stuff on the ice. And even an aging Neil is still extremely good at his role the Habs are in for a surprise tonight.
Even if Neil doesn't do anything with Pacioretty coming back after a concussion people can bet the Senators will "check" whenever possible if is head is right. Btw. this is the same franchise that called the police after Chara checked Pacioretty hard into the boards but the injury was the result of their horrible misplaced rod.
It's easy for us to sit here and say a slash on an unprotected area doesn't hurt well I know this: NHL players have had broken wrists in protected areas because of slashes and as far as I'm concerned you can't fake a broken wrist.
The only thing were I'm agreeing with Subban is that threatening thing ... it's the playoffs and it's hockey threats, trash talk are part of the game. Ray Ferraro had a good piece on that on Leafs Lunch yesterday basically saying in the age of social media people want all the information but only a minority can handle it and most fans would be surprised on what has been said and done during back in the good old days.