notahomer wrote:Definately think this was worth a suspension too. If Rome's hit is worth 4, who knows what this is worth but Boychuk should be done for game 7, IMO. Hope Raymond comes back okay next year.
Did you think that it was penalty to begin with? If not, then the NHL isn't going there, if yes, then really the NHL should suspend Boychuk as a result of the injury. The NHL has painted itself into a tight corner with the Rome suspension, just too bad that it always seems to sway the pendulum when a Canuck is watching the clock.
It's just disgusting.
Imagine if the Canucks and the Bruins were playing with international referees, as in the Olympics or the World Championships. The Bruins would not be able to do all the extracurricular stuff which lets them dominate the game. Slue foots. Boarding. Cross checking. Punching. Face washes. And on and on.
The Canucks are obviously following the example of the Sedins. Turn the other cheek. Let them punch us.
The problem as I see it is that the Canucks are playing a game that the NHL is not ready for. The Canucks are trying to play between the whistles. The referees are letting the Bruins set the tone. Anything goes after the whistle and even before the whistle.
The Flyers of the 70s mastered that game. Push the limits constantly. Eventually the refs allow all kinds of stuff.
In the league as it is now, I would be inclined to go back to goon hockey. Bring in the enforcers. Play cynical hockey. Pound heads.