Yesterday's game featured what I thought was a potentially career ending hit on Kronwall. I was watching the St. Louis feed and even their announcers were stunned at how dirty Chris Stewart's hit was. (Btw, the St. Louis announcers aren't terrible. That's rare I can say that.) Click the jump for the ruling and thoughts.
Well today, Shanahan's banhammer came down and it landed on 3 games.
Is that enough? I think so. I would have said five, however, you have to factor in the fact that Stewart missed near the entire game, so essentially that's four games. That's close enough.
It was a brutally dangerous hit and despite the fact that we got our ass beat last night, we can be thankful that Kronner's ok. We all live to play another game.
I would have liked to see five as well, however the fact he was thrown out of the game and St. Louis issues a five minute penalty makes me feel alright about it. I was rather shocked at the Blues fans for booing that penalty. I know it's your guy and your team is taking a five minute penalty, but any hockey fan should have known that was a down right dirty hit.
I actually find the St Louis announcers unbearable... Right up there with the CBJ, PHX, and BOS guys... Not the worst but not even close to the best
3 is good, kronwall is okay, I'd say justice was served... Hey Chris, I was hoping you would post something on the Ryan Miller incident, I know it's not wing related but, I like your input on goalie related topics, be nice to read what your thoughts....
I'm so relieved he wasn't injured, when he was down I was thinking broken collar bone for sure. 3 games is fine, not great, especially compare to something like Smith's "hit" that landed him like 8 games.