We have yet another hit for Brendan Shanahan to consider as Steve Ott made contact with Anton Lander’s head in today’s Stars-Oilers tilt.
In the realm of who Brian Burke might distinguish as a rat vs. those who are not rats, Steve Ott is in some sort of nebulous zone between the two. On one hand, he has a lot of the rattish qualities we’ve come to expect from the Dan Carcillo’s of the world. On the other, he does actually provide value as a two-way forward.
Take a look at this hit and pass along your opinion.
I don’t think Ott gets suspended for this hit, mainly because I have a hard time distinguishing if he was targeting Lander’s head or if he was simply trying to play bigger on Lander at a bad time and caught his head.
I’m open to your interpretations.