I was just starting to enjoy hockey again, and now we have a rash of fighting and violence that conjurs memories of the old days of Ted Lindsay and Dave Schultz.
Ted Nolan whines that Chris Simons 25 game suspension for Attempted Beheading too harsh. Too harsh? He said that Simon wsa suffering from a "concussion" and didn't know what he was doing. C'mon!
He got hit cleanly by Hollweig, albeit a hard check. He got up, looked for Hollweig, made eye contact, adjusted his grip and delivered a perfect strike to Hollweig's jaw. Heis fortunate that he did not seriously injure or kill Hollweig.
If he wanted to exact some revenge, be a man, drop your gloves and challenge him to a fight. But a blind sided sucker strike with a big stick is nothing less than assault.
IMHO, he, and anyone else who uses a stick as a weapon, should be banned from hockey. And I hope the Nassau County DA steps in and charges this goon. (Yes, he is a goon. He has a hx. of multiple suspensions for violence).