Are you really implying that NHL referees never miss a call? So I guess Matthias high sticked himself a few games ago.
No. I'm implying that, IMO, OV's hit was not boarding. I'll admit, it was slightly from behind. But, look at the replay. Versteeg turns away from it. What's the checker supposed to do? Stop, curl away and not finish a check? Coach would love that one.
It was just a tall, heavy player hitting a small guy. Sucks Steeg got hurt.
@GeorgeRichards: #FlaPanthers kris Versteeg to have season ending knee surgery
Must have torn something.
I kinda knew that was the case when I saw him skating away and it just looked to be a knee-on-knee hit which would cause some major damage. I feel for him having gone thru 2 different ACL repair surgeries.
I can't help but feel horrible for him. Three injuries in basically just over a quarter of a regular season. The season's over, so this technically helps the tank but I do worry about his health for next season as well. I really wonder why we're always at the top every season when it comes to man games lost due to injury.