Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 4/22/12
Much to the chagrin of the insufferable John Tortorella, Chris Neil will not face any supplementary discipline for his hit to New York Rangers forward Brian Boyle. In his post-game press conference last night, Torts drew parallels between Neil's hit and the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa; even going so far as to say that Boyle had sustained a concussion and that the NHL has a blueprint for how to proceed (with its discipline).Suffice it to say, Neil hit a vulnerable player who had his head down and was cutting across the middle of the ice with the puck, however, the hit wasn't late. The principle point of contact wasn't the head and despite Tortorella's assertion to the contrary, Chris Neil has never been suspended. Video of the hit can be seen below: While Tortorella's act could have been some misplaced diversionary tactic, designed to deflect attention away from the fact that the heavily favored Rangers are on the verge of being eliminated by the Eastern Conference eighth seed, ...
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