First, the NHL has to put an end to these type of hits period. 5 minutes and tossed from the game with a possible suspension will wake players up. I can understand if the hit is from an angle or the player suddenly rurning, but this was text book boarding. Thankfully Hendricks was not seriously hurt.
Erskine charges in, took on the bigger Sutton and made him pay for the hit. Erskine spent 10 more minutes in the box than Sutton, again the NHL needs to wake the F up... Clear win for Erskine.
Not a great fight, and Erskine didn't do everything he should have done to Sutton. I thought hits from behind were illegal in the league. I also didn't see what Erskine did to earn a misconduct. Sutton's hit on Hendricks crossed the line and should have earned him some games off the ice to reflect on his loss of self control.
Sutton's a douche but i'll give him the benefit of the doubt on the hit...Erskine comes roaring and did his job smartly...but Sutton with a bomb to knock Johnny's bucket off...then Erskine with some shots that must have connected to open Sutton up.....DRAW.
Sutton may be a gentle giant off the ice but he seems to have a problem stopping himself from faceplanting people into the boards from behind. This almost looks like a replay of what he did to Pascal Dupuis in a game against the Pens a couple years ago except that Dupuis was hurt much worse than Hendricks was. You're a big dude, Sutton. You need to think a little more before following through on these hits.