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Washington Captials-New York Rangers: It Doesn’t Have To Be Ugly

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Lots of trash talking? Check.

Big Hits? Check.

Fights? Check.

Drama? Check.

All things typical of a long and hard fought playoff series. Some things though, in this quarterfinal matchup between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers, need to stop.

First off, head hunting. I do not care what team you follow, or what side you are on, intending to injure an opponent is disgusting.

Sean Avery took a run at Mike Green in Game One, Colton Orr took a run at Niklas Backstrom in Game Two, and Donald Brashear nearly decapitated Blair Betts in Game Six.

No hit to the head should be legal, and retaliations are just as bad. I think Brashear did something stupi...

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