I thought Shanny did a good job of explaining the rationale. 5 is a bit stiff given other crimes of late. The unmentioned part is McLeod knew who he was about to hit and was going to make sure that he got every inch of him that he possibly could. If Kronwall wasnt such a big hitter himself, I doubt that McLeod remains that aggressive on him.
sorry. Total Crap, who was it that pretty much ended peter muellers career while he was an AV? who boarded him? bob blake boarded him and didnt even get a penalty