I don't think he ws targeting the head. He exploded up yes. His feet are on the ice at the time of impact. Pause and you will see when his feet are on the ice.
He does leave the ice though. He cuts hard in to make a hit on a player. He clearly makesa very tight turn to finish a check. Hmmmmm. It is a tough one though. I am not sure.
I would love to really slow it down. Hard to do on my computer.
I guess the thing is if I have to slow it down that much to really see that close then IMO it is close enough to me that there is now way a player could change that.
He is out there to play physical hockey and no way do I want to take that from the game.
I feel as though, right now the NHL is causing this problem. YOu have skilled guys out there who aren't paying attention. Why cause they believe the calls are going to be made everytime. It is like crossing street because there is a cross walk. That doesn't mean I won't look first and constantly as I walk across the street. You never know when someone is going to make a split second mistake and not see you...bammo.
I don't know.
I am just getting frustrated a bit with the penalties and suspensions and all the chatter around head injuries. Sometimes you have to protect yourself on the ice as well. You know guys are trying to hit you.
My solution is something the NHL doesn't seem to want to hear and that is make the rink a bit bigger. It will give players more time to make decisions and the hitter has to travel that much farther to get to you... then you would have more time to get out of the way of the checks. No eliminate them but avoid them so to speak.