Morgan: Going after someone's knee is OK in the NHL
Did I hear this right? Because I'm getting older and don't always trust my ears. But the NHL isn't even reviewing the attempt to injure by Colton Orr Saturday night when he tried to take out Tomas Plekanec's knee?
I'm afraid I did hear right.
So what is the message from the NHL? It's okay to try to injure an opposing player as long as you fail in your mission.
In other words, take a hockey stick and try to smash it over someone's head. As long as you don't make contact, you're in the clear.
I find it very difficult to understand the NHL on this one. Orr was clearly going after Plekanec. This was a situation when Orr quite possibly could have put an end to Plekanec's season if not his career.
And the NHL doesn't think this merits even a review?
It almost makes me want to bite into someone's arm. Oh right, that's Mikhail Grabovsky's job, even though the NHL doesn't know it.
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