Mar 8, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT
Tonight’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning presents the beginning of a serious “gut check” for the Washington Capitals, but some of their players aren’t responding in the best way possible.
A good barometer for a truly bad hit comes when media members from that given city admonish the check. That seemed to be the case with Green’s actions, as you can see from this Tweet from The Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno.
Whyno was just one of the Capitals correspondents who disapproved of the hit, which left Connolly shaken up – although he did reportedly return to action according to CSNWashington.com’s Chuck Gormley (which sadly means quite a bit in the NHL’s current justice system).
What do you think would be an appropriate punishment for Green – if he deserves anything? Also, does this mean he’s no longer following robotic instructions or is he more like an evil “Terminator” type cyborg? (These are important questions, folks.)
- Kings stave off elimination, force Game 5 against Sharks 18
- Wild hold off late Avalanche push to even series at 2-2 52
- Bruins scratch out OT win, push Red Wings to brink 42
- WATCH LIVE: San Jose Sharks at L.A. Kings 0
- WATCH LIVE: Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (Game 4) 5
- Monster of a surprise: Red Wings start Gustavsson over Howard 5
- WATCH LIVE: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (Game 4) 2
- Bylsma rips Penguins, calls effort level ‘troubling’ 64
- Cooke: I didn’t intend to collide knee-on-knee with Barrie 99
- On ‘score effects,’ and the challenges of playing with the lead 11
- Video: Seabrook ejected for charging Backes; will face hearing (update) (153)
- Bad luck strikes twice: Lightning goal waved off, Stamkos takes knee to head (137)
- Keith doesn’t remember if he taunted Backes after Seabrook hit (125)
- Video: Lucic spears DeKeyser from behind (118)
- Wild’s Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee-on-knee collision with Barrie (111)