I know this seems like it’s been talked about a bunch in the game threads but I wanted to see if others feel the same about this.
The problem: We are supposed to have a gritty (see definition of sandpaper) team that takes the play to the opponents but, there have been a disturbing amount of contact to “star” players with little or no retribution.
Why is Koci taking 4th line time if he’s not going to make people pay for hitting / continually running Craig Anderson or taking Dutchie down with a clear high hit (that sounds like it dinged up his shoulder)?
This begs the question: If a goalie is playing well is it ok for the other team to “Bertuzzi him” at every chance to get him off his game? I think not.
I know it seems that Joe Sacco has be trying his best to keeps players on a short leash but at what point are we a team that other teams think they can take liberties with?
I say stop the madness.