Ya, not sure I love the all but open policy that if he didn't get injured there would be no supplemental discipline.On another note, is it just me or is this whole "culture" thing being blown outta whack
That being said, I get that the NHL is trying to curb injuries to its star players and especially concussions. Look at the NFL this season; if you sneeze on a quarterback it's a roughing the passer/unnecessary roughness penalty. Ultimately pro leagues seem to realize that as much as fans do love the "blood sport" style, physical aspect, testosterone overload part of the game like watching a guy get absolutely pummeled by a big hit, their stars make the great plays that put even more asses in the seats. It's even more in their best interest to keep those guys on the ice/field/court.
Pettersson will be out 2+ weeks; two games for the no name d-man who got his panties in a bunch and went out of his way to wreck the kid seems fair.