Do you think the NHL should do more to discourage illegal hits?
Already in the 2012 Playoffs, we have eight players suspended, make that nine if Raffi Torres gets what is coming to him after last night's vicious hit on Hossa. Do you think the penalties are enough of a deterrent?
The league needs to do a better job of stopping the cheap shots which many times lead to the penalties. The approach has always been to let the boys play but there is always a point where it goes too far...yes the league should do more...cheers
I think the NHL needs to do more about cheap shots and head shots, NOT illegal hits. It is important to remember that hitting is part of hockey, so punishing players that deliver a body check is not good for the game. That being said, if players go out with the sole intention of injuring somebody, they should face severe suspensions. The first round of this season's playoffs has been a complete circus, and the league has completely dropped the ball. Nashville defenseman Shea Weber should have faced a lengthy suspension for driving Red Wings H. Zetterberg's face into the glass, and this wasn't an "illegal hit" .. it was just a cheap shot!
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