Originally Posted by Pendejo
I didn't see the hit...I've got the Rangers/Devils game...how bad was it? Use the hit on Sakic Saturday as a bench mark. Worse? About the same?
The refs aren't going to let things get out of control. Their going to kick people out. If things get out of hand...suspensions will follow.
The Bertuzzi incident was a real black eye.
It was pretty similar to the Hagman hit on Sakic. No injury on the play but the referees made the call because the likelihood of this game getting out of hand is pretty high. Gauthier also has a rep for hitting from behind, so that might have played into it as well.