I don't know, it looked to me like the defencemen turned the wrong way. If the defencemen would have continued & gone behind the net Lessard would have run into the boards but he turned back right where Lessard was going. IMO it was one of those reputation calls. It looked to me like Lessard was surprised that the defencemen turned & he had already slowed down a bit & ran into him. Anyway with his limited ice time, he won't be missed that much but I do like the way he skates really fast on every shift he gets, he tries to hit guys & sticks up for his teammates. I think his teammates appreciate that.
CBC just said that Murray has said that he hasn't heard from the NHL that Leassard has been suspended. So maybe he doesn't get suspended & Bass is just being given his shot for having a good yr on & off the ice in Bingo.
The hit wasnt that bad but Lessard was running around like a moron for his whole shift leading up to it, he wasnt even trying to play hockey because he cant. So I dont really care. I hope he never plays for us again.
Sensjersey11 we all know Lessard is not a skilled player, never will be.
Just Lessard sitting on the bench keeps other teams from taking liberties with the smaller skilled Sens.
I would be happy to have him back in Binghamton next yr to protect the Sens prospects from the AHL wolves. Lessard is good in the locker room gives you what he has, & works hard.
I come from a diff era of hockey, I appreciate an enforcer and his value.
No it doesn't. Lessard can't fight worth beans. He just stands there and slugs and doesn't protect himself or even aim his punches. Lessard is just a punching bag and he can't skate or play hockey at the NHL level.
Carkner, Neil, Smith, Bass, etc. Those guys know how to fight and can actually play hockey. I know what you mean about appreciating an enforcer, but Lessard wasn't even very good at it.