Originally Posted by Isles4life
So shouldn't you be happy he got less than you expected?
Despite his clean history, you can't argue that Hagelin's hit was not a really blatant elbow to the head. The whole argument about Alfredsson moving at the last minute that I read a couple places doesn't hold-up at all if you watch the trajectory of Hagelin's elbow. He seemed like a young kid getting carried away trying to finish his check in a very physical game. It ended up being purely elbow to head, no question of a little bit of shoulder in there or anything else that would have been deemed legal in previous seasons. This was just a badly thrown check by Hagelin. And the league has come down harder when it results in injury, which happened to a star player for the Senators in this case. I was figuring he'd get 2-3 games for this, which would have been probably a couple longer in the regular season.
As for the other hits you mentioned, I thought the Orpik hit should have been at least fineable.
Phillips' hit on Callahan looked like it included shoulder, not just elbow, and it didn't lead to injury. That's a much bigger gray area for supplementary discipline than Hagelin's blatantly illegal hit.
The Shea Weber
play looked much worse than it actually was, there really wasn't that much force behind it, but I thought it would have been a 1 game suspension (although I agree with none).
And Jack, I really hope you don't think Carkner should be suspended for what happened with Boyle. You don't have to like it, but that 5 minute power play and game misconduct is definitely punishment enough.
First off I stand corrected. Evidently Carkner received a game so I am wrong for posting that he received nothing!
I'm not gonna lie, if I'm a Ranger fan and Scott was dressed and went after Neil or Phillips for his elbow to Callahan's face, I would be happy!
I also wrote that I don't blame the Senators
but am annoyed with the Rangers and the bullsh*t NHL and how they handle discipline on and off the ice! How the hell did Neal not receive a penalty for his initial cheapshot on the Flyer kid today?
They have 4 officials on the ice and nobody saw a thing?
I'm also annoyed because a few weeks back a Devil jumped in to stop Bickel in his fight and wasn't kicked out as a 3rd man in and yet Dubinsky was kicked out last night!
The league is so fuc*ed up today and guys like Malkin get away with all kinds of cheapshots and a kid like Hagelin gets the book tossed at him!
I guess we'll see Kreider the next 3 games!