I'm a John Erskine fan. Love that male-pattern baldness thing he has going on, too. He looks like an accountant, but he can throw. The hit was over the line, but not by much. Penalty, yes, but not enough to warrant a suspension or anything like that, IMO.
WOW i love erskine. very questionable hit, seemed like the cap was turning, but sutton should've let up for sure. erskine the great teammate, like always, gets in and takes care of business. i too thought that it was closer than i imagined it would be, especially reading a box score before i came here and seeing the instigator and misconduct, i thought erskine went and murdered someone. sutton did well, but erskine did weller. you could tell that erskine landed the one monster and felt that he had taken care of business sufficiently, and it ended. 7.
great enforcing by John Erskine
i didnt think the hit was that bad, was from behind near boards but wasnt a hard one. a hard hit in that position could have killed/paralysed someone.. this was more like a push. anyway erskine didnt like it and he decided to tell his opinion. good work! also sutton answered the bell and showed up, props for that
ya gotta like Erskine...I always have since his junior days. He doesn't fight as often as he used to...doesn't have to now. He's turned into a decent dependable defenceman and here he showed he is still pretty good with the hands. Sutton is tough but that was a dirty hit and he deserved more of a beating. Edge to Johnny Erskine!!