Very similar to the Keith hit on Daniel,. but Hansen disguised it a lot better. Guys he lead with his forearm, there was never any intention to swat the puck. If he did, he would have lead with his glove. This was definately a dirty play, not as obvious as Keith's elbow but still one that shouldn't be in the NHL. That being said I am fully behind Hansen for what he did.
Dirty or not, these Blackhawks needed someone to step up to them for what they've been getting away with the last 3 years and that's dirty plays. They won the Cup that way, they knocked Daniel Sedin out and now they finally get a taste of their own medicine. We may not have broken their streak, but Hansen's hit may have allowed the Sharks to do so.
Someone give Hansen an award. Suspensions are a joke in this league - a 5 game ban on Keith for what, 20 missed games and our playoff chances for Daniel Sedin? That is not a fair trade off and justice is not served with a short suspension. I hate to say it, but "an eye for an eye" is much fairer. It's the only way goons will learn that they can't get away with this crap.
The only similarity was a puck in the air....the rest of your analysis is way off snd exaggerated and then you congratulate and condone the so called violent retribution style play...
Reel yourself in bud.
The NHL officiating and supplementary discipline is bush league.
I'm all for a fight, but the fact that two guys can punch one another in the skull and in bolligs case cheap shot and jump Weise, while Hansen, a clean record free player hits hossa with a Kleenex and gets suspended is without explsnation
Edited by riffraff, 20 February 2013 - 09:14 PM.