It seems like everyone else has already talked about this, but we were too busy watching the Pens winning to notice until now.
“I think the game plan was, every time Alex touches the puck, that somebody run or hit him. That’s what it looked like to me.”
— Bruce Boudreau
Quick! Someone alert the media! Targeting a star player is a great new way to play hockey!
It’s a shame that no one on the Capitals ever thought of spending an entire game targeting the opposition’s star:
“That would be correct,” Hitchcock said. “That’s the name of the game. Why, is that against the rules now?”
He was just called up from the AHL.
We don’t know much about the OHL but, based on NHL rulings, we assume that if Liambas was a star player he would have received only a small fine and been praised for his passion and leadership.