I can't believe people are still saying Ovi should be suspended for his hit on Girardi. People blatantly disregard photographic evidence, huh? Plus Girardi's hit on Hendricks was an actual head shot.
Either way, should be a great game tonight -- can't wait.
Here's the photographic evidence:
- Ovechkin leaves the ice with both feet similar to Raffi Torres, who got 25 games
- Ovechkin uses his elbow to drill Girardi in the head
That's your evidence. Video clips from all angles show this.
Feel free to provide any clips that show otherwise. The photo of Ovechkin breezing Girardi's shoulder does not work because it does not show the entire play. It would be like a player doing a 360 degree baseball swing with his stick and destroying another guy's face, but people would post pictures saying he didn't see the guy when he started the swing so it's a "clean" play.
Ovechkin deserves a minimum three game suspension. But the NHL protects the stars and lets them get away with anything. It makes the league completely illegitimate and biased.