But again, if Abdelkader didn't see Cole, then what was he doing with the puck? It looked to me like he slid the puck past the defense when he picked up Cole at the last moment, and was going to go get it after slipping past Cole...or he was just getting rid of the puck before getting hit. Obviously I'm reading into it some, but from playing hockey for 20 years, that's how I saw that play developing. If Abdelkader never saw Cole, he wouldn't have given up the puck like he did. From experience, I say Abdelkader saw Cole at the last moment and had enough time to react with the puck...and logic would also tell you that Abdelkader may have changed speeds as well.
Anyway, like I said, what I'm more annoyed with is the lack of a call on Datsyuk. You guys can spin that hit however you like, but Datsyuk lunged up and into Jackman's face on the hit. That's how I saw it. It should have at least been reviewed. If Shanny reviews it and deems it a legal hit, then ok...but at least review it as it was a hit to the head.
And I'm not sure why anyone is surprised or upset that Jackman was upset...he was hit in the face and wanted a call, and was pissed when he didn't get one. Not shocking there at all.
And as far as the crosschecks that Jackman gave Datsyuk, if you guys had read what I said earlier in the thread, or in the GDT...forgot which one...I said I have no idea why Jackman wasn't penalized for that..he should have been...bad no call. But that's not really the issue as what he did wasn't suspension worthy anyway. But if you want to get into "should have been penalties that aren't suspension worthy", we can go back to when Howard wrongly jumped on Perron a couple games back and gave him a shot or two to the face with no penalty at all.
We can debate this all day...maybe I'll just agree to disagree with you guys.