A night after Raffi Torres of the Vancouver Canucks delivered what appeared to be an illegal head shot on Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook, we had two more controversial hits. Last night we had Steve Downie, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, almost replicate the Torres’ hit but this one was on Pittsburgh Penguin defenceman Ben Lovejoy. Incredibly there was no suspension for the Torres hit so I would be shocked now if Downie receives a suspension.
Later in the same game however we had Regina native Chris Kunitz elbow Simon Gagne directly in the back of the head. Kunitz received a two minute elbowing penalty on the play but this one looks like it has to be suspend-able. If the NHL doesn’t step in now I fear for what tomorrows highlights may bring.
Check out both hits and lend us your thoughts.