Look at the following examples from the past couple of weeks...intentional or not, the league cracked down on headshots because it's a serious issue
If the refs were doing their job perhaps it wouldn't have happened. Staal slashes Malkin twice then crosschecks him to the ice. I don't blame Malkin for chopping back. He should have received some punishment all the same.
Point of impact = shoulder to shoulder. So why even include this?
He was fined.
wait... so none of these guys got suspended?
He didn't target the head. Looks like a play you see all the time to me.
ok so surely one of these got a suspension then?
Given the maximum fine. Why include this one?
what? these guys didnt get a suspension either???
What exactly did Cooke do that was illegal? It was a run of the mill hit that went badly. Same with it happening twice to Bieksa. At least stick to head shots for Gods sake.
OK, I guess Honey Badger deserves to be suspended because his deadly head shot was clearly much more malicious than the above examples
WAKE UP NHL AND GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A$$!!!
I have no problem with a one game. A fine may of been more appropriate.