For me, it is not much fun to watch this kind of action on the ice. The BlackHawks go to the blue ice in the crease, bump, poke, slash, run over, spray with ice, cover his eyes with their glove, and fall on top of Luongo. They push him into the net with the puck. If that is the way the league is going to allow them to play, it is not good hockey to watch. And IMO it is not even hockey.Niemi of game is just run at Hawks goalie
Chicago netminder is getting a free pass on contact, but poor Louie is getting battered
By Tony Gallagher, The Province May 7, 2010
http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Luon ... story.html
Yes, retaliation is the only way to combat this negative style of play by the BlackHawks. They have pushed it to the limit and have gotten away with it.Luongo beaten black in blue
Chicago's trampling of goaltending interference rule should draw eye for an eye response
By Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun
The Canucks might as well run over Niemi time and time again. Nothing to lose the way it has been going.
And now the league will probably have the referees change the way they call game 4. It is a shambles IMO.
No doubt some fans think it is part of the game.
But I would prefer to see skill on display. I can't credit what Buyfuglien does as hockey skill. It is skill of some kind, but dimly related to hockey. Put the goaltender off his game, by bumping in him in the "protection" of his own crease. Sure it works. But why even bother to have a crease then? Just let the forwards go and stand beside Luongo, doing what they want to do to distract him. The blue colored ice in the crease seems pointless. To me it is not as blatant as what Avery did, blocking the goaltenders view, but it is just as detrimental to hockey.
Jut IMO as a pi**ed off fan.