May 22, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; The puck sits in the Phoenix Coyotes crease after Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner (not pictured) scored the game winning goal in overtime in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Pot Meet Kettle, You Both Are Black In The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs


There seems to be a real mixed bag about the results of last night’s game between the LA Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes as the Coyotes bid for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs berth came to an end.  Whether or not you agree that the hit was legal, if a whistle should have been been blown when Mike Smith lost his glove, or Drew Doughty should have controlled himself better, it doesn’t matter.  It comes down to nothing more than the pot calling the kettle black.  Doesn’t matter which team is involved, there is no NHL team that employs the choir boys.

Look Shane Doan can pout and complain to the media as much as he wants about the hit on Michal Rozsival, here’s the hit for those of you who missed it:

Don’t forget Doan is teammates with Raffi Torres.

And it’s not just these two teams, every team has a player who has a questionable past hit or is capable of committing one.

Still left in the Eastern Conference playoffs:

New York Rangers

NJ Devils

Recently eliminated:

Philadelphia Flyers

Nashville Predators

You just go right on down the line, there isn’t a single team that doesn’t have the capability to have the same questionable hits we saw in last night’s game.  Mike Smith can proclaim “If Raffi Torres gets 25 games for his hit during the play, then this guy (Dustin Brown) ought to be done forever,” but what about his chopping?  Any team that’s in agreement with him probably also has a few moments that went uncalled by officials.  There’s an element of human in the game, you’re not always going to agree with a call or the lack of a call, but it works both ways.

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