Jarkko Ruutu got a penalty for being Jarkko Ruutu. The officiating last night was a joke. Ruutu kept his gloves on and threw no punches, plus no penalty for the incidental knee to knee contact was issued until after the non-fight fight. The refereeing in the NHL is dispicable at best, it makes the NFL referees look good. It's not just with any particular team, its all around the NHL. The pisspore officiating needs to stop. Last year I thought they had actually improved but they have drastically regressed in the 07-08 season. The linesman have been pure crap too.
Make no mistake about it, Ruutu knew exactly what he was doing with the knee shot.. Once dirty, always dirty. He is a punka$$ bytch!!! Always has been, always will be. Great job by McCarthy. And I say this as a fan of the Penguins...
this is bull. theres no way this should be considered a fight. ruutu went for a clean hit and kovulchuk tried to flee and left his knee out there. i understand mccarthy protecting his star but dont start throwing punches at someone that doesnt know theyre fighting. i have a feeling these 2 will go at it again and ruutu will have the upper hand.
i call this a draw because i cant possibly give mccarthy a win for cheapshots.