Right...he definitely crossed the line on this one. How dare he bump into Foligno with such force after the whistle. I've never seen such a malicious hit.
Doctors orders that he doesn't fight...We don't want the guy fighting and he's fighting some big ****ing guys. He's not afraid of anybody that Emelin.
Emelin's under orders not to fight, foligno is not. I don't mind the hit after the whistle or foligno pushing Emelin back. When Emelin's then gets the stick up high, the doctors orders are moot. You get a guy up high like that after the whistle, that's an invite to go.
Because he has plates in his face does not mean he gets to act with impunity. If he was more careful with his stick, neither fight ( foligno or chara) happens.
Foligno wasn't looking to fight, he was just looking to push. Then Emelin popped him square on the nose with a gloved punch and Foligno snapped. Good to see from Foligno. No idea why he has seemingly lost this nastiness this year.
The Emelin defenders are pretty annoying. If you have a face plate and its as risky as everyone goes on about on here you avoid pushing known fighters after the whistle like he did here. And then if you do get pushed back you dont pop the guy in the face.
I'm not really getting the hate here for Emelin...that's twice now in the last couple weeks he's gone with some pretty tough guys, faceplate be damned, while it may not have been his intention to fight, he's still dropped the gloves in both instances. You'd think he's pulling this **** than turtling or something.