Commentators all around the league continue to complain about the fight after the clean hit. I for one have no problem with it and its not because I love watching a good scrap.
We love a clean hit, some of them are dangerous, and sometimes guys get hurt. Nobody wants to see clean hits become illegal, and nobody wants to see their players become injured. Everyone likes watching fights... so I'm not sure what the problem is here. Players can police the game themselves. And it is far better than the alternative.
Remember Mike Brown's devastating clean hit on Jiri Hudler last playoffs? Or Kronwall blasting Martin Havlat into last year? Both player's where ejected and neither should have been. Both players may have deserved a good smack in the face though. Let the boys play, and quit complaining about good exciting hockey.
When a guy is being held by another player, then run, you bet a fight will start. If it doesn't, the team is weak and will be run again and again. Sutton hit Rivet high last week, and Rivet cleaned his clock. It's pretty clear folks are tiring of his "gonna cause an injury" hits and are letting him know he'll pay for that stuff.
Sutton won, as he should have, he's 5" taller than Jaques.
Steve MacIntyre is paid to fight the other team's tough guy. Robert Nilsson is paid to to score goals and get points. Nilsson can't get it done on the ice; MacIntyre can't get it done in the press box. It is time for the two to exchange places. Quinn, welcome to MacT's nightmare!!!!!
Didn't Sutton just get jumped by Rivet in the last game for a questionable forearm/elbow? I know some might say the players he went after got low, but if Sutton is going to lead with the elbow, it's going to be this kind of stuff every night for him. Can't wait until a legit fighter takes him on for one of these questionably dirty plays.