Ritter’s Rant: Notes from Around the NHL

March 18th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

No doubt about it, James Wisniewski was guilty of a dirty hit on Brent Seabrook and probably deserved the eight-game suspension he received. The question is: Why didn’t the NHL investigate the Seabrook hit on Corey Perry a little further—a hit that was clearly a headshot, something the NHL is trying to get out of the game.

As much as I’d like to applaud the NHL for FINALLY standing up for the player (Seabrook), I gotta believe that if the NHL had been tougher/more consistent on headshots, Wisniewski wouldn’t have taken matters into his own hands.

This is exactly why the NHL should immediately enforce the newly proposed headshot rules; everyday the NHL waits is another day in which the players will have to police the game themselves and that will only lead to more injuries.

The Philadelphia Flyers are awaiting news on the status of goaltender Michael Leighton. If it turns out that he indeed has a high ankle sprain, he could be out for a very long time, which does not bode well for the Flyers' chances at a playoff spot.

Despite being criticized by the fans of the Orange an ...

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