It wasn't intentional. Bergeron slammed on the breaks quick, Jones wasn't expecting that, and when a player is going that fast, you can't stop.
Jones had every opportunity to not hit him. Jones went for the hit anyway, with Bergeron in the most vulnerable position any hockey player could be in. That is intent to injure, though I'm sure Jones wasn't looking to break the guy's neck like he very well could have.
That is 100% correct. But people ill still try and pretend Jones actually hit him into the boards and it wasn't just that both were racing towards the boards and Patrice stopped on a dime infront of Jones.
I'm watching it over and over on TIVO. You've got to be kidding me. He stops on a dime at the F-in wall. (IF he doesn't he checks himself into the wall) Both arms extend through PB's back to finish the check. His back was to him the entire time and guess what? There are the boards. Give me a break
I really hope there's no suspension because it was a fluke play, he wasn't even trying to hit him.
Did you even see the play? You're completely talking out of your ass here. He fully intended to hit Bergeron. He had time to pull up. He didn't. 5 minute major, game misconduct, suspension, and a devastating injury to Bergeron. They teach 5 year olds not to hit people like that.
I'm not saying it was malicious or anything but what I'm asking for is the RESPECT. You have to respect each others as a player not to hit like that. Penalty was defianately allright, I would throw two games in top that too.
Did you even see the play? You're completely talking out of your ass here. He fully intended to hit Bergeron. He had time to pull up. He didn't.
No, he wasn't trying to hit him. He was expecting to make contact at the boards. Patrice is the one that stopped short of the boards. It's a play that happens 100x a game where the first player in goes up against the wall and gets crunched. Here Patrice stopped short of the wall and at that point Jones had no shot to stop going forward. There's no doubt in my mind he wasn't trying to hit him where he did.