Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 2/20/13

DALLAS - APRIL 15: Jannik Hansen #36 of the Vancouver Canucks works the puck in front of the Dallas Stars bench during the first overtime period of game three of the 2007 NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals at American Airlines Center on April 15, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The Canucks defeated the Stars 2-1 in the first overtime. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
Vancouver Canuck forward Jannik Hansen hit Chicago Blackhawk forward Marian Hossa's in the head with this dirty hit and he needs to be suspended by the National Hockey League for this dirty hit, there is no defending this hit. Like I said in a previous post, this is a clear violation of the NHL’s rule 48. Vancouver Canuck forward Jannik Hansen needs to be suspended for this dirty hit, and there is no defending this hit. NHL.COM --- Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen faces a hearing with the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety Wednesday afternoon for an incident in Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Hansen was assessed a two-minute minor for roughing Marian Hossa at 1:10 of the third period. Hossa left the game and did not return. Chicago defeated the Canucks, 4-3, in a shootout. I do hope that the NHL Department of Players Safety does the right thing and suspends Hansen for this hit. These are the types of hits are that hockey is trying to eliminate, there is no reason for Hansen to hit Hossa in the head on that play.
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