Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Head Hitting Controversy

Headshots have been talked about to death, but the question is whether a head shot is suspension worthy.

A lot of media outlets are out raged that Bertuzzi was not suspended for his hit yesterday. Being a big Tuzzi fan, I still agreed, until I thought of it some more. THe new blind side rule basically says that “a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact." aka. don't fuckin' clock the guy in the head. However, it doesn't say if you should be suspended or not for it.

To my recollection there is another rule which prohibits a player to hit another player in the face with his stick, but that's a 2 minute minor.

Until the NHL straightens things out - this topic is gonna be beat around the bush more times then Ke$ha.

In my opinion, you should just make a baseline game suspension for hits to the head and tack on more games depending on the severity of the injury, Even if the hit to the head was accidental. You still get a penalty for high sticking, so you should still get a suspension for head hitting

1 comment:

  1. for a couple weeks the nhl had me believing that they had finally changed. that they were about to start taking headshots seriously. now after the bertuzzi hit it is clear that the nhl is still a joke. bettman and cambpell must go!