the Cormier hit is the exact definition of HEADHUNTING.
jumped off the bench, bolted for the other player, elbow first, straight to the face.
its a disgusting hit. no, its not even a hit. at least a hit has body contact. this is just dirty dirty trash. doesn't belong in hockey or any sport. hell the UFC has rules that need following due to them being too dangerous. an elbow to the face while wearing hockey elbow pads would be against the rules in UFC or any cage fighting sport too.
its one thing to check a player off the puck, its another thing to skate by them and elbow them in the nose like he did in the worlds. and another thing to almost kill another player.
even if he changes his play style. he should be banned from all hockey for 1-2 years.
dangerous stuff like this doesn't belong. there was a million different options for him when he jumped off the bench, and he took the only know HE KNEW. and thats not a hockey player, thats a GOON. and even old timer goons would agree that, this play did does not belong in hockey.