Originally Posted by OLLBLUEEYZ
A very good win for the Hawks.
San Jose is going to be tough this year and we might see them in the Playoffs.
What Keith did last night sticking up for Mayers was very cool indeed, however
id really like to have someone else go in there Keith is too valuable to us
to be in the box for 10+ minutes.
Of the players that were on the ice at the time, Keith was the most logical choice, in my opinion, for a couple of reasons.
First, no matter if it was a clean hit or not, which it was, in that type of game it had to be avenged. It had been a hard physical game and you had to answer this type of hit, or you could bet your ass there would be more.
Secondly, a team leader had to answer for the leveling of a player who, whether is a great fighter or not, has the back of all his teammates, all the time. You needed a Keith to say no matter who or when, we take care of our own.
This team has played that kind of hockey from the first game. We have made comments about how they were playing as a team and how they to be a cohesive unit. Last night added to that.