First off, regarding the color commentator, on the ice you don't have the benefit of seeing the replay on the hit. B, it looked bad initially, C it's your captain and if you didn't respond in any sort of way, your team has issues.
Some commentators in this league need to shut the frick up. Guarantee you, if Heatley got rocked like that and Thornton went after the guy for the hit they'd be praising him.
Remember when hockey was played by men; heck remember when society wasn't so politically correct? Miss those days.