The Minnesota Wild are a bunch of thugs. If you don't believe it, you should watch a reply of tonights game. It has been a history in hockey, especially in the playoffs, if one team takes a big lead, the losing team tries to rough up the other team.
But tonight it went too far. Yeah hit harder and do other things. It is part of the game. But the cheap shots are ridiculous.
The game got worse and chippy and you know it was coming from Wild coach Jacques Lemaire. That is the only way that would happen.
The NHL shoud review the Veilleux hit and suspend him for it. That was uncalled for and hockey does not need that type of play.
The other thing that the NHL should do is suspend Lemaire for the next game. What he told his players to do is uncalled for and should be punished. Just look what Crawford did when he was with the Canucks. It ruined a players career and life.
The NHL should send a message. Whether it is in the playoffs or the regular season. The rules should not change.
I guess the Avalanche won the battle tonight by blowing out the Wild 5-1.