Legit hit or not, our boys should have dropped gloves and made a statement. We might have actually won if we did.
These days we whine to the NHL offices. Weak, loser generation of hockey these days. Even junkyard dogs have the self respect to fight back. Now we complain on Facebook.
Who gives a damn what the League does or doesn't do. You're the guys on the ice. Make your own justice.
Well, I haven't been on the ice (as a player) in years, so I'd invite you to come stop me from bitching
If it was me, I'd have dropped gloves and hit someone. It's not about winning or losing the fight, it's standing up for your guy and about Team Pride.
It's becoming more and more obvious that this time has none. Zero. Zip.
I'd have fought and maybe would have gotten myself wiped across the ice, suspended or whatever, but that's all temporary. The stigma your team carries when you do NOT respond is to go ahead, hit one of us again. We won't do anything. We're weak. That stigma follows you and has followed this team for a very long time.
Hitch needs to open the Polak Door, send Reaves out or give Stew the green light because this would NOT have happened on the 98-99 Dallas Stars team without at least one person going to the ring. And maybe that's a part of why they got a ring.
Shanahan19 is absolutely correct. Sometimes you make your own law; you might lose today and get a few suspensions but the team starts to act MUCH different after, they start showing pride and they start actually playing with it, too.
And that seems to be a big part of our problem. Lack of pride.