Originally Posted by Alim
I came into this section and noticed the thread title and got a good laugh. Good work JM
Oh I totally am. Keith is one of my favorite players, but that was a dirty, dirty hit with malicious intent to injure. But as usual, the Sedins get absolutely no respect from anyone despite the fact that Daniel Sedin was the reigning Art Ross winner at the time. If Keith made the same hit to a guy like Ovechkin, his punishment would have at least doubled. He should have got 10 games. Instead he missed the last 5 games of the season and was fresh for the playoffs.
haha I knew you'd appreciate it.
It was malicious and he was punished. Maybe it should have been longer? I wasn't disagreeing with this part of your post to begin with.
Hanssen gave a forearm to the back of the head though, I'm not sure how you can consider this a "harmless" play.
In any case, Keith got 5 games and Hanssen got 1...