This type of thing is altogether unacceptable in the NHL. This, in my opinion, has become more then the elephant in the room for the NHL.
Sidney Crosby, Marc Savard, Bergeron, anyone remember that hit on Booth all that time ago?
I feel like someone should start doing what Don Cherry did some years back when he’d play clips (over and over again) of guys getting nailed into the boards (concussions, broken legs, broken neck) to bring home awareness for the no touch icing rule.
Same thing should happen all these seriously reckless hits.
So what’s the next move? Is it ok that many skilled players are taken out by injury?
Pacioretty has suffered a broken C4 vertebrae and a severe concussion.
Please read more on what I think about a players “intention” and NHL punitive system here.