I'm going to try to make this quick since I really should be studying for an exam.
Last night was god awful for the Preds. The team had no life on the ice and seemed drained from the previous night. The powerplay was dismal, esp. in the 3rd period. Yes they scored a PP goal...on a 5 on 3. Game was bad, Canucks were better. OK. Great.
Now on to the hits.
The Davison hit on Scooter was LEGAL. BUT...the league has to crack down on hits to the head. If it wasn't a hit to the head, why was Scooter in pain? If it was nothing, we would've all seen Scooter go after Davison himself. Scooter's nickname is "Ball full of hate" LOL. He was definitely shaken up by that and to avoid any future incidents that could be much worse, the league shoudl try and crack down on hits to the head
The Burrows hit on Dumont should've been a PENALTY. Left his feet...not after but DURING the contact. Someone who commented on Paul McCann's blog posted a still from the video of the hit. Burrows was in mid-air when he hit Dumont. I was livid when I saw that hit, partly due to the fact that he left his feet and partly due to the fact that I hate Burrows. Kudos to Arnott for sticking up for his buddy.
Kesler hit on Weber wasn't too bad. Definitely penalty deserving. Kesler could've eased up and Weber could've not looked so vulnerable. Couldn't ask more for what Kesler got.
Ohlund's hit on Bonk was CLEAN. Good hit and Ohlund has a reputation for solid, CLEAN hits.
This game was bad all-round for the Preds and Pred fans. I sincerely hope the league does take action for the events that transpired in this game. Burrows leaves his feet and hits Dumont and the result is a 7 minute PP for the Canucks? (Yes Arnott deserved the PIMs he got but it was legit) but nothing for Burrows?? C'mon...
I bet David Pratt will rant about this game and somehow connect it to why the Preds shouldn't be in Nashville....thats his style and i bet it'll happen if it already hasn't.
Anyways, i gotta go. Maybe ill edit this with more of my rantings later. We will see.