Don Hay comments on the Gogol suspension and Stahl hit (From Province newspaper)
by N. W. Bruin
Hay said he couldn't say much about the one-game suspension to Gogol.
"The league reviewed it and they think it's worth a game and that's what they're going to give him," said Hay. "It's out of our hands. It doesn't really matter what I think. Definitely he deserves something for the hit from behind. It was a careless act and we're lucky Wes wasn't hurt."
The league didn't suspend Bruins Tyler Stahl for his hard hit that sent Giants forward Michael Burns to Vancouver Hospital. Burns was taken off the ice on a gurney at 2: 52 of the second period and has back and neck injuries. No penalty was called.
"The Stahl hit ... it wasn't a bad hit," said Hay. "It was a hit that he [Burns] got injured on but I don't think, looking at it, that it was a bad hit."
That was also Doerksen's read.
"It's always very concerning when a player gets injured, but our opinion was, along with the referees, that there was no penalty warranted on the play," said Doerksen.
"It's too bad the kid got hurt so badly but the hit itself, we didn't think there was anything illegal about that."