It was a good night for controversy as we have a few hits for Brendan Shanahan’s consideration.
In Washington, Alex Semin put Jordin Tootoo face first into the boards on a hit from behind at center ice. Semin was given a two minute boarding minor and carried on with his game. That being said, reputation means a lot in pro sports and I’d have to think that if that was Tootoo hitting Semin that’s five and a game. Here’s the first video for your consideration:
Not to be outdone, Paul Gaustad lined up Jesse Winchester from behind in the Sabres/Senators tilt in Ottawa tonight. Obviously the impact wasn’t as dramatic as we’ve seen in other boarding calls – probably why Gaustad wasn’t given a penalty of any sort – but it has been reported that Winchester didn’t return and has a concussion (UPDATE: It’s confirmed, Winchester does) . Take a look:
Well folks, if you worked at the NHL Head Office which made you raise your eyebrows more?