Originally written January 01, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
NHL.com reports that Ian Cole will have a hearing today for his hit on Justin Abdelkader. "Blues' defenseman Ian Cole faces a disciplinary hearing Sunday for his illegal check to the head penalty on Red Wings' forward Justin Abdelkader in the first period of Saturday's game." Click the jump for more There seems to be a difference of opinion on whether or not Cole should be suspended for his hit on Abdelkader in the first period of last night's game. Yes Abby was skating with his head down, but Cole had the time to decide if he should or shouldn't finish the check. That's the grey area in this discussion. Did Cole target Abdelkaders head? And does that even matter knowing he could have avoided making the hit altogether knowing the brunt would be to his face.Not saying that Cole is a dirty player by any means, but there is a responsibility for players to think about their actions. Case in point last year Nick Lidstrom avoided taking a slap ...
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