Interesting comment left by "hockeygod" in our Monday blog post in regards to the Liambas/Fanelli scenario. The reader references two incidents from last season by London Knights forward Zac Rinaldo who was suspended twice last year for two separate incidents.
Here is the first incident, a hit from behind against Erie's Andrew Yogan which earned Rinaldo an 8-game ban and sidelined the victim for 8 months (sorry for the poor audio quality):
Then 5 weeks later Rinaldo hit current Colorado Avalanche rookie Ryan O'Reilly in a playoff game between London and Erie (again, horrible audio):
Rinaldo was given 6 games for the hit in the playoffs. That's a total of 14 games for those two hits which, in my opinion, were clearly worse infractions than what we see regarding the hit thrown by Michael Liambas. Liambas is done for the year which still has 51 regular season games on his schedule, plus the playoffs. It's a bit ironic that both of the victims in the above videos were members of the Erie Otters, the same team that Liambas plays, er... played, for.
Hypocritical? You tell me.