RJ will play tonight. I stand by my comments!
As far as the Broad Street Bullies (Bow) are concerned..... They would Fock your ass up period. Thebig difference between that day in the NHl and today is there was a mutual respect from one player to another. They would'nt take hard plastic and smash it into your face. They did that with their fists. Also, if anyone dared to make a hit like that, that player knew they would have an entire bench skating after them. The reprocutions of an irresponsible hit like that would have meant that player would actually have to defend themself like a man.
Simple as that.
Call it a clean hit all you want. That type of hit (LOWERING the shoulder pad into the jaw/face) needs to be outlawed.