Originally Posted by Isles4life
They came down too hard on Sutton on here, and they let Carcillo off easy for his hit the same night (and I rarely if ever call for longer suspensions).
Good post Isles - I feel the same way, especially with the last part of your post. Its almost as if these suspensions should have been reversed - 5 for Carcillo for a much more dangerous hit -imo - and 2 for Sutton. Even with the league's wide crackdown on headshots I'm still a little surprised at the severity of the suspension.
To me, this is just a tough, and unlucky hit - the timing and the angle of the hit seemed just a shade off - an inch one way/step faster could have made for a beauty highlite hit and caught Landeskog square in the chest - while an inch the other way could have really given the kid a severe concussion - and I think that way of thinking, plus the fact the head was indeed the first point of impact ensured Sutton was going to slapped with a suspension,. But even I believe this is a tad too harsh.