If this was McDavid or Crosby who put up their elbow in anticipation of the Doughty hit, would they be receiving the same treatment? Seems like the lynch mob is out for blood on Tkachuk and won't rest until "justice is served" in their opinion
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I don't really care what passed for acceptable when Messier and Howe were playing. Personally I feel that's a play that we don't need in hockey knowing all we do about head injuries and the effects post career. Selfishly I hope he's not suspended but I would like to see him get fined for sure.
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He will probably be suspended he has done some borderline bad plays and I think the NHL wants to send a message to him early. Probably only a game but I'm guessing the hearing is going to be alot of finger waving and hand slapping.
watching the whole play again. How does Pearson avoid any discussion for the elbow to the face of tkachuck immediately following the Doughty incident. Drives elbow/forearm directly into face of Tkachuck. Not a whisper in media.
Tkachuck will be a casualty of the media. It did look "dirty" but plays like that happen every single game. Brown on Gio.
This is getting blown way out of proportion. Matt was trying to do the "bump back hit" and swung his arm around recklessly and made contact. Should it have been a penalty? Absolutely, but that's basically it
Exactly. Dustin Brown did the same thing to Giordano mid way through the 3rd.
Thank god the NHL is looking into this. So cheap and awful by Tkachuk, glad to see the league is finally stepping in to stop his loose cannon play. I bet Flames fans think a hearing is over the top but for fans of hockey we can all see this is objectively a dangerous and out of control player. Just glad Doughty doesn't seem to have sustained any serious damage from that kid's reckless and obviously malicious play.
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