Women's hockey would be way less of a joke if they got rid of the penalty for body checking.
I'm not saying it should be super physical and hard hitting... but to allow NO hitting? Unwatchable for the most part.
Yeah I have to agree with how soft the play is. How can you forecheck without hitting (not as hard) the person against the boards). When we got the second penalty to make it a 5 on 3, it was the American player just falling cuz she made contact with our D. The one player who has been playing amazing is Svabados. Amazing saves. Ruggiero is clearly the best player on the ice in terms of skill. Wickenheiser has the talent, but slow period for her (didn't need more, she played great).
Poulin with the 2 goals has a wicked shot (got the two goals). It's pretty frustrating when there's a loose puck, we have a break and the player can't corral it onto their stick and it goes flying to the other end. Kind of like watching Timbits hockey. Overall these teams are obviously the best and the closest thing to watching a men's hockey game (although the bronze medal game had some nice goals and some punches thrown actually), but we are not going to get away with half ass attempts to clear the zone (the reverses behind the net, brutal).