Vladimir Tarasenko was rocked by a huge hit from Coloradoís Mark Olver in the teamís OT loss on Wednesday night. The hit, one that has been deemed clean by the NHL, struck Tarasenko in the head, reportedly knocking out the youngster before he even fell to the ice. Should there have been discipline on Olverís hit?
As I mentioned earlier, there wonít be a suspension or a fine for Mark Olver.
When looking at the hit without bias, you can make a case for discipline, but you can also make a case that Tarasenko was unfortunate to turn into the incoming hit. Olverís elbow was up, which could be deemed dangerous. Regardless, a hit to the head is a hit to the head, no matter how you choose to view it. These are the hits the NHL supposedly wants to remove from the game.