It must be an entertaining day for whoever manages the NHL Player’s Safety Twitter account.
On Thursday, the league decided to not issue any punishment for Zac Rinaldo after his aggressive, charge-driven hit on Sean Couturier. Should it have been a suspension? I’d lean towards yes, but really, keeping Rinaldo on the ice for Boston is more of a punishment than keeping him off the ice.
Anyways, as expected, Philadelphia Flyers fans were none too happy.
@NHLPlayerSafety Very disappointed in decision and reason given for the Rinaldo hit. He hit the Players chin, which is part of the head.
— South Philly Sports (@SthPhillySports) October 22, 2015
— Alex Ronnebeck (@AlexRonnebeck) October 22, 2015
@NHLPlayerSafety do you actually get payed to fail?
— Jeff Rosamond (@JeffRosamond) October 22, 2015
The @NHLPlayerSafety Dept. said it “support call on the ice,” which was charging. They then said Rinaldo didn’t charge. Which is it guys?
— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) October 22, 2015