Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers was hit with one of the season's most ridiculous major penalties on Monday night, in their 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.
Watch Jones hit Blake Geoffrion here with a brutal but legal shoulder-to-shoulder hit, and then watch the referee that's shielded by a few bodies whistle him for an elbowing major (with bonus Jordin Tootoo diving):
Somewhere in a VERSUS studio far far away, Mike Milbury clutched his forehead in pain, as if millions of checkers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly wussified …
According to Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, Nashville Coach Barry Trotz believed "the league will look at it" and that Geoffrion is "out for a while."
Jones after the game didn't fear the Shanahammer, via the Edmonton Sun:
"I was just finishing my check, I didn't take a huge run at him," said Jones. "I saw that he had the puck behind the net and I thought it was going to wrap it, so I was trying to just eliminate him from the play.