Re: Why the referee did not call the crosscheck in the back from Weaver on Lucic and earlier on Brad Marchand
posted at 2/24/2013 7:47 PM EST
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
BS! I bet if you're someone who can handle yourself on the ice you'd do the exact samething. With a hit like that it could've been serious & I'm extremely pleased that he had a reaction. There's such a thing as a selfish penalty, but that wasn't it! The 10 min misconduct was stupid. He had plenty of time to calm down & get back in the game to have a chat with Mr. Weaver.
What's with the whole macho reaction to this thing? I played hockey for a long time and took plenty of dumb/selfish penalties, so I'm not saying I'm above it. But it was dumb. Lucic was fine, and that hit wasn't that bad. Two minutes tops. Sometimes the refs miss calls.
I'm fine with getting revenge, but why can't you be a little smarter about it? Take a number and light him up later in the game. Chasing a guy down and throwing a fit in front of the ref doesn't help anything. Do you honestly think Weaver would hesitate next time because of that? It wasn't effective, if you're looking for revenge or sending a message. All Lucic did was take 14 minutes of solo penalty time, over a marginal hit, while Weaver probably got high fives on the bench. It was dumb. Part of being tough is shaking yourself off after a hit instead of throwing a tantrum. Even if the hit was a little dirty.
I want Lucic to play tough, mean, and effective. To me, that reaction was none of those things.
Fletch, in Lucic's defense, there was quick series of things that lead to the explosion.
He gets boarded, he's angry...
He sees "no call"....angrier
He gives a push to Weaver's back, who flops...sees red.
I understand why he is pissed off. Sure, I wish he demonstrated some restraint, but he didn't. I can live it. I like angry Lucic, he can be very effective when he plays with emotion.