Peters stalks his prey

Bit of a dust up at the end of today’s Minnesota/St. Louis tilt as a scrum broke out in front of the Wild goal with just under four minutes to play. In said scrum, David Backes hit the ice hard after getting triple teamed by three Minnesota players. We found out why upon further review.

As the scrum built and three players converged on Backes, we see Warren Peters cross check Backes in the side of the head. Right after, Backes drops and is quite slow to get up. Ken Hitchcock has informed the world he is okay, but it didn’t look great right after.

Take a look..

This is a minimum two game suspension as far as I’m concerned. Peters claims there was no malice, but there’s no excuse for not controlling your stick. The fact is he made the effort to lay a whack on Backes there, it caught him in the head and as a result he deserves to be suspended.

What do you think Backhand Shelfers? Let us know. Comment, tweet (#BShelf), e-mail.

UPDATE: Here’s the Clutterbuck hit on Pietrangelo which the comment below alludes to. I’d have to think Cal gets at least two games for this one.

Comments (4)

  1. Yeah, he has to get booked for that. Two games sounds right.

  2. 3 games for Peters, 3 games for cal Clutterbuck for his atrocious hit on Pietrangelo (how did the backhand shelf miss that? If Ovechkin gets suspended for leaving his feet, so should that rat)

  3. but I thought backes was supposed to be such a tough guy? Isn’t that what all these american jock-sniffers kept telling us? Backes has made a career targeting non-combatants and elite players; he deserves everything he gets in this league (except his pay check).

    • Right because Spurgeon blows a tire, and Peters like most Wild players all night start hunting down the Blues top players..

      I’m guessing Backes shut your team down, or he rescued a dog from your terrible carboard box you call a trailer..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *