All y'all need to stop living in the past with demanding retribution/explanation/etc. for the Weber hit.
Yes, it was a bad non-call, non-suspension, Shannywithhisheadinhisass kind of situation.
...and I love PainTrain as much as the next guy, but he gone. He ain't coming back.
I'm pissed at Abby. He's been playing well, been a good presence on the ice and then crosses the line and does something REALLY unnecessary.
Abby's hit was questionable and he compounded the issue by both exploding upwards into the hit (and in turn leaving his feet during impact) and extending his arms. Keep your s*** in tight and rock the body, you got yourself a clean hit...
OR DO YOU?
More than anything else:
I want a more coherent explanation of the Gryba on Eller hit. It's topical. It's current.
It's going to be a video comparison we see over and over and over moving forward. ...and I still think it's clean as a bar of Irish Spring.
The video shown in the Shanaban explanation shows that initial point of contact is the chest and shoulder area. To me, it's clear. Impact is chest/sternum, glancing head, glancing right shoulder. It's unfortunate that hitting the ice opened up Eller's precious face, but c'mon Shanny this is grasping...
You say Eller is eligible to be hit, but then quantify it with nonsense!!
I don't even understand what "taking the wrong route" means or "enough of a full body check."
He doesn't explode upwards. He doesn't extend a shoulder, elbow, or fore-arm.
Get out your protactor, t-squares, and level to measure the angle of body checks folks... This is what it's come to.
I understand bert's desire to play again. but he really needs to think about his long term quality of life. No Hockey game is worth not being able to walk, play with your kids etc... he has already had 2 major back surguries, and if he isn't real carefull could have a 3rd. I would like to see bert healthy. Period. i don't care if he ever plays again. he has had a long and successful career. No need to risk his life or spend the rest of it wheel chair bound.
So Nashville isn't the biggest offensive threat, but Jimmy had a great first period with thirteen saves in that first period. We bear down and make a good game of it. Z shows what he's made of... so does Howard. Damn fine result in a game we needed to win.