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02-26-2013, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Tormentor View Post
Just saying that we see plenty of hits like that in hockey. Nordlund didn't leave his feet and kept his hands down. It didn't look like charging and IMO it wasn't checking to the head/neck area either. Peltonen got himself in a slightly vulnerable position, and this time paid the price for it. Nordlund played hard, but still within the rules of the game. Or at least that's my view of things.
Totally agree and if that hit would've happend in Hartwall Areena where is only safety rink in the league, we wouldn't be talking about this. The game is fast and physical these days and the players still have to play the game inside rock hard rinks like in HIFK's arena.

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