Re: Kadri steamrolls Backstrom
posted at 11/13/2013 9:49 PM EST
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
Wow, and you say i should be better then that. Goalies are no mans land(Not sure i agree with it but so be it) Lucic was going at top speed with full intent to run miller as soon as he saw him coming. Kadri was driving the net and said nuts to this and flattened him. Both bad plays. Both wreckless plays. Both with clear intent. Both on goalies.
what do you think he should get?
You should be better than comparing the two and pretending they are the same. Biggest difference is the crease. We know goalies are off limits in the crease. That's why Lucic wasn't suspended -- he hit Miller way, way, outside the crease, playing a pucking that Lucic was pursuing. It was reckless and maddening if you're a Buffalo fan and I thought he should have veered off, but not illegal given Miller's venture out into the ice.
Backstrom is standing still in his crease.
Further, as hang mentions, one is a shoulder check and one is an elbow directly to the head.
So yeah, you're better than that. They are different on practically every level. Kadri can't possibly have any reasoning for what he did.
If Rask ventures out to play a puck, in front of an opposing forward, and then gets hit, that's when you make the comparison. And I'll agree (although I'll want the Bruins players to go nuts.)
It was illegal, he got 5 and a game. And it was reviewed. Shanny felt the on ice penalty was justice. If goalies are sacred how does a repeat offender and a guy who has had calls for near suspensions walk on a blatent intent to run a guy. What was Lucics reasoning
The crease is a joke. Goalies use it to their advantage. Tell me as a goalie which hit do you want. Actually nevermind. Backstrom was sliding to stop a puck on his knees when kadri made his dumb dumb play. Players drive the crease every night. I see goalies getting bumped every game.
I know you think im stirring the pot, i sorta am but am more interested in everyones reasoning.