Is there too much violence in NHL playoffs? Thu, April 19, 2012
Whatever progress the NHL had made in protecting players from unnecessary cheap shots this season has been pulverized in the first week of the playoffs.
The Penguins-Flyers series has been a mess, with players headhunting and brawling through the first three games of the series.
The latest example from the post-season saw Coyotes goon Raffi Torres send Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa to the hospital on Tuesday night following a hit where a hard-charging Torres left his feet, made contact with Hossa's upper body and head while the puck was going the other way.
What are your thoughts about the increase in violence so far in the NHL playoffs? Is it good for the game? Is player safety thrown out the window? Have your say in our forum.