Sunday, November 28, 2010

OT: Lebron Bumps Coach; Would It Ever Happen in NHL?

Yes, this is a hockey blog and a Rangers blog at that, so the moment in and of itself has nothing to do with either. The part that is NHL related is how it keeps making me think about how this would never happen in hockey.  Can you imagine Henrik Lundqvist or Marian Gaborik running into John Tortorella on purpose and during a game no less?  People can say what they want about how it was accidental, but watch the video again and you will clearly see that after the contact he elbow flares out instead of saying pulling his arm back to show it was not meant.

I am not trying to call hockey players saints by any means, but there seems to be a difference in the respect level between players and coaches in the two leagues in how their disagreements can be carried out especially by what is supposed to be the best player in the game.