I think Boll hurt himself on the hit. He offered no resistance during the fight, so it's pretty evident he was hurt.
Clean hit? Probably. But does it qualify as "taking a run"? Yes it does. I'm just happy that a fight that Mayers was involved in wasn't completely boring for a change.
Since the Hawks have been competitive again over the past few years, the league has taken a physical approach against them. When Carcillo, Scott et al are in the line up they seem to do better. When Kane takes a big hit, he has 4-5 game stretches where he doesn't play as well. The hawks have to do this kind of stuff to win.Even if they get the instigator or sometimes a suspension. If they can swing it, they may want to ad physical guys that can play a little. Easier said than done.
Win Mayers, obviously... People out in HF.com land, STOP BLOWIN JOHN SCOTT... for the love of God, dude barely ever fights, and can't play... and No, Jared Boll, Mike Rupp, Shawn Thorton, Cam Janssen, et al are not gonna shake in their skates and meekly waltz around because "Big John Scott" is sitting on the bench... so clean yourselves up and break away from your pathetic fantasies people, PLEEEEEZ