Originally Posted by mikebflorida
You're preaching to the choir bro. I've said the rules are stupid. Many times and maybe you missed that in my posts but you said I was the fan ruining the game which is not reasonable at all.
You also have to understand and accept that not only are the rules stupid but the players are stupid too. They skate with their heads down and then you have jerkoffs like Torres who take opportunities to hit those players with their heads down. A lot of guys do it. I think it's dirty and opportunistic in a bad way because guys are getting hurt.
What is the solution? Guys need to skate with their heads up and the opportunists like Torres need to be held accountable both on the ice and at the league office. He's not being held accountable on the ice and that's what pisses a lot of us off.
With all that being said, if guys skate head up, you'd see far, far fewer of these incidents.
You wanna know why guys are getting hurt? Equipment that is hard as a rock, they've eliminated all clutching and grabbing making the game too fast, they've all but eliminated fighting.
A guy like Torres 20 years ago would have been celebrated.
The hit as as fine, I don't care what the rules say.