anybody who thinks gauthier did something wrong in this instance is holding past unclean hits against him. for once gauthier comes up with a clean hit. perhaps barch should have stood "toe to toe" with fedoruk (although fedoruk hasn't looked all that great fight-wise).
There has been many times Gauthier deserved a wipping, but that was a legal check . Hagman saw him coming all the way. He even tries to jump, which probably knocked Gauthier's helmit off and hurt himself. I guess if you want beat a guy for a legal hit, kudos to Barch. I'm not impressed. If that's the case, they should drop Simon's suspension. Seems people think if a person gives a good check , they need to sustain an ass- whipping. People like Hollweg deserve ass- whippings for dirty checks, not checks like this.
Great hit, but wrecked that dudes knee. He should expect a beating if he hurts another player, intentional or not. Too bad Gauthier is turtled. Why not fight the dude, instead of lookin like a female dog?
The intent is to take out a guys knees? Do you even know hockey? Its called the classic hip check. Bobby Orr did it the best. Its a legal clean hit and anyone who plays hockey will tell you its an art form.
You dont get punched when you score a goal or deliver a hip check. I like to watch fighting, but it should be fair fighting--not non-fighter vs fighter. and it shouldnt be retaliation for a classic play.
mikebflorida ask anyone :do you think if you hip check a guy --he should get pummeled? thats crazy. next there will be justification for fighting a goalie that made a great save. give me a break --learn the sport--
gauthier found out theres a big difference between attacking detroit's lilja from behind with gloves off and visor on, than it is standing toe to toe with a legitimate fighter. he had it coming in a big way.