Everyone else and their mother has had their say on the Abby hit and his two game suspension, so lets get someone who actually played the game they way it should be played to comment on it. Here's @D_Mac25:
What a f'ing joke - Abby gets 2 games for playing hockey how I grew up playing it. The way it should be played. I'm embarrassed by what the NHL has become and how Bettman hockey has infiltrated it. He's turning hockey into ballet. He's gonna get the boys wearing red and white tutus next. Abby - love ya kid, keep playing the game the way I showed you. And lastly, the fact that Perry walked away after he pulled off Howie's helmet and no grabbed him up by his chin strap and wrapped it around his neck until his feet were flopping had me about to climb over the glass. The game has changed folks. DMac
But today, none of this matters. Must win tonight, with or without Abby.
McCarty would have never played in the league today; he would have been suspended the whole time. I understand safety, but this was the fault of the guy with the puck not the hitter. The part about Perry was best. We should have signed #25 to a 1-game contract for tonight.
You have to wonder if Shanny felt the need to give this suspension with all the outcry that he is bias towards the Red Wings. I also wouldnt be surprised if Lydman isn't hurt, but the Ducks knew they could get Abby out by going along with it knowing they have Souray to take his place