Just part of the fumble that took place. If Malkin get's something then so does Staal but personally I'd give neither something. Just an incident and that's it even if you could ague that Staal was worse but that'd just be silly because they were just as bad as each other really. No injury was caused and penalty minutes were served. Not everything has to be a suspension.
So wait, let me get this straight. Now, watching the game, I didn't pay attention to anything before Staal attacked Malkin, that's what I saw and they showed a replay of them slashing each other.
Now, people say Malkin's dirty because he hit him in the head and the head is off limits, but I've seen numerous Pens fans bring this up and nobody answered it. Was Malkin cross checked in the back of the NECK? Isn't that a pretty serious hit also? Just curious.
I'm not defending it, apparently neither team cared that much about it or it would have been a much scrappier game, so it didn't seem as serious to the Penguins and Rangers players as it did to you guys.
To me, it's the heat of the moment for the players.
If you're banning Malkin (and I'd give him a game or two) then you're banning Staal for his slash and cross-check. Two of them got caught up in the heat of the moment and took it too far. Few games to remind them to keep the sticks out of it.
I'm having a hard time understanding your point.... Slashes on the wrist and back are just that, slashes, it's a penalty... Swinging a stick intentionally at a players head is assault
Eh it doesn't matter, Penguins players and fans will always get hate no matter what. Roo Mad Bro, you said you could only imagine a thread if a Flyer did this to Crosby. I can also, and it would involve this whole board celebrating.
Just another typical main board, Pens hate thread.
I get that the FSU chop motion was dirty and should not be tolerated.
Malkin was on his back defending himself. I don't blame Malkin's instinct-screw Staal is what he was thinking (as Staal hit him late and was the aggressor the entire time including falling on Malkin with no control over his own stick which was on Malkin's head and neck area).
I don't care who is on the ground, that player does need to protect themselves and send a message they won't tolerate an aggressor who doesn't have control over their own stick.
So you're saying there are times when it's OK to to use your stick as a weapon to the head of another player?
Originally Posted by TheAngryHank
Slashes and cross-checks happen all the time , your boy Crosby led the league a few years back in slashing calls.I am thinking you would take exception is someone cracked him over the head with their stick.
Stick to the head is not acceptable ,he could defend himself with his mits. It was a stupid thing to do.
Marty got what 25 games with his hit to Donald Brashear . That was vicious but not something that should be tolerated.
Malkin took some slashes and such , what is he supposed to do,not hit Staal over the head with his stick? That sounds silly.
you don't say. I thought the Pens, and Crosby especially get away with anything...
I think both players stepped over the line, but Malkin's actions were much more dangerous. I love Geno, and I don't blame him for retaliating, but you can't slash someone across the head. It's that simple. If he gets suspended, I will completely understand.