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04-02-2014, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Nothing wrong with the Burrows hit. He's playing hard at the end of a game. If the game was out of hand, a blowout, that would be one thing. It wasn't, though. If it was a blowout, or we were in comfortable control, McDonagh wouldn't have been out there. He was out there because we needed to close out the game. Burrows was playing till the end, which is something that should be expected from every player at every level.
I kinda agree of course, but also kind of not.

We really got no argument to scream bloody murderer. Its a hit that looked at isolated can't be said much about. A bit over the top, but not illigal.

But they are down by 2 with 35 seconds on the clock. Burrows don't go in to take the puck, take McD out of the play etc, he goes in to make a big hit. Normally a hit like that is made to make the other team keep their heads up -- and there is nothing wrong with that, its part of the game -- but you definitely do not see many of them with 35 sec left on the clock...

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