March 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Mike Richard’s hit on David Booth is completely legal under the current rules.
I was astonished when Mike Milbury, NHL analyst for NBC’s Sunday Game of the Week, stated he was disgusted with new rules banning shots to the head. Milbury said NHL hockey was becoming more like Ivy League squash. If you’ve watched any televised hockey recently, in no way or form does it resemble anything less than a battle between Roman gladiators on ice skates. And based on the video above (which is only a recent example of a frequent occurrence), the NHL has room for toning down the violence without risking losing any of the aggression that makes it a great sport.
Case in point: