Man, Phaneuf is a ******. And that hit was dirty. The Sarich hit was at least arguably clean.
I'm with you on that. I always thought the Dion Phaneuf hit was dirty. He hits entirely the back section of the numbers/back shoulder/back head area of Marleau. One could argue Marleau's is an idiot for exposing himself like that, which he is. Normally, the NHL does call that kind of hit though.
The Sarich hit was clean enough for the playoffs. He lined Marleau up from far away and went for it. What can you do? Try to argue charging? Not in the playoffs. I had no problem with it, though it was hard to watch.
I hope this guy doesn't become a regular troll. Maybe just had a good night out in alberta or something. But no, the Phaneuf hit was not a "sick hit". maybe the Sarich hit was from a Calgary fan's perspective; I can appreciate that. Phaneuf's hit was a ***** move headshot on a beat-out icing call, and if you blame Marleau for "putting himself out there" it's like you're blaming women victims for dressing up nice.