So, was watching the after game interview. Maurice was commenting on the clutching and grabbing that's going on with Malkin. He was very careful not to give offense to the Slovan coach, said they played a smart game. He said that there's not much Malkin can do when he has two guys literally hanging off of him, and that the NHL is not like that as far as allowing clutching and grabbing. He said that the bringing in enforcers would prevent it, but that then it wouldn't really be hockey. MMG has a YouTube channel and since he's an English speaker, his comments are translated, as are the questions/responses so you can follow the interview easily.
Why is European hockey so much cooler than the NHL?
You mean other than the fact that they're actually playing?
It's not like clutching and grabbing isn't making a comeback in the NHL. Shero had a lot to say about it during and after last season, in fact.