Head shots have been in the hockey news as much as that hoax of a flying balloon, but unlike FalconÆs attempt to trick America, the NHL is not getting tricked on what is and is not a suspension.á Let me start of my rant by saying that I do not condone intentionally hurting a person, but this sport is a violent one built on aggression and playing physical.á Scott Stevens made a living by hitting players coming across the middle with their head down, and this is why I agree that the NHL got it right this week. With their decision to suspend Toumo Ruutu for his late, from-behind hit on Darcy Tucker and for not suspending Mike Richards for his open ice hit on David Booth. ááIt is always a scary moment in sports to see the stretcher be brought onto the ice and have a player down and motion ...
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