Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It's happened again...Blackhawks vs. Ducks
As I type, it is still going on but...
Brent Seabrook of the Blackhawks just got creamed by the Ducks James Wisniewski. Seabrook had checked Corey Perry a bit earlier and as retribution, Wisniewski took some revenge. While Brent was behind the net, Wisniewski skated from the faceoff circle, full speed, directly into Seabrook. He had his stick up in the air with one hand on it and left his skates to launch himself up into Seabrooks head. I looked like it knocked him out as he dropped to a heap on the ice. A fight ensued with Duncan Keith coming to his teammates aid and the trainer came out. He was able to leave the ice on his own.
It was a clear cut "message sending" hit. Wisniewski had his stick up with no intention of playing the puck. He was 30 feet away when he made his dash toward Seabrook. He jumped up into Seabrook and hit him square in the head, no accidental or awkward positioning. This was blatent. So what happens to him....
A 2:00 MINOR PENALTY FOR CHARGING!!
You know what? This is no longer the players faults. I don't blame the players anymore. I blame the officials. The officials are wrong. This perceived crackdown on "headshots" is a joke.
UPDATE: SEABROOK WENT TO THE LOCKER ROOM AT ABOUT THE 9:00 MINUTE MARK AND NEVER CAME OUT. THEY ANNOUNCED HE WAS OUT FOR THE REST OF THE GAME AND HIS STATUS WAS UNKNOWN.