Friday, December 20, 2013

The NHL refuses to protect it's players

From where I sit it looks like the NHL is asking for trouble...

According to the league, Schenn turned when he saw Wilson coming and that added to the severity of the hit. I'm sorry, but that's a load of crap. For starters, that's blaming the victim. Sure, Schenn saw Wilson coming. So what? That doesn't mean Wilson gets a free shot. And even if Schenn doesn't turn it's still a devastating hit in a dangerous position. It's also taking the responsibility away from Wilson, and by extension all other hitters. I'm afraid we are not far away from seeing a player end up in a wheelchair from a 'clean'/legal hit. There was no reason not to suspend Wilson for that hit. It was dangerous. It was reckless. It was stupid. And the NHL is being just as dumb.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you completely, Tim re this. Ridiculous! Cannot be allowed to happen.

    Dave C.