I found this blog for the Columbus Blue Jackets and this post really kind of illustrates what is wrong with the NHL right now. There is this mind set if you hit your opponent with a legal hit an then someone on your team needs to go after the player that just hammered your teammate with a legal. I call shenanigans and say that is BUSH LEAGUE.
If you are hit with a good clean check you take that player's number and wait for the time you can line that player up. It may be later in the game or in another game. The end. If your on the ice and someone slashes your goaltender, another player or you that is ground for droppign the mits. That is different. All these prima Donna's today that think they can't be checked. Hockey is a contact sport.
Last night, after Rick Nash was steamrolled by T.J. Oshie, the smallest player on the ice was the first responder with his team trailing the Blues 3-1 early in the third period. Kris Russell, all 5-foot-10, 180 pounds of him, went after Oshie. The hit produced a wild scrum and landed Russell in the box for four minutes (double minor, roughing). Oshie went for two minutes.
The entire sequence seemed to wake up the Jackets who responded with two quick goals from Kristian Huselius and Nash to tie it. The Jackets eventually lost 4-3 in a shootout, but coach Ken Hitchcock was proud of the response on individual and collective levels.
It was a valuable point for the Jackets on a night it appeared they might be run out of the building. They maintained sixth place and remained five points clear of ninth. It also gives them a little momentum heading into today's game.
(read the whole article here)
Moron of the week
Here is this week's candidate for moron of the week. This person here should stop watching hockey because they don't have a clue what a legal hit is. Maybe some of northern boys need come down to Ohio and give some of the rubes in OHIO classes about the ins and outs of hockey. T.J. Oshie is not a chippy, dirty player.
oshie's hit could have been legal, but it was cheap. maybe that is what oshie wants to be. he better be ready to pay. think what a shelley will do to him...fresh punk meat... Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2009 10:53 AM