You Be The Judge: Should Stephane Robidas be suspended for his hit on Shawn Matthias?
Shawn Matthias didn’t finish last night’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, thanks to an elbow to the head from Leafs defenseman, Stephane Robidas.
Personally, this looks like a textbook high hit with an elbow. Robidas leads with his elbow and hits Matthias in the chin area. I’ve seen some argue Robidas hit him in the chest first, but I’m not so sure. Matthias’ mouth was bleeding and he certainly looked woozy getting up, and he went straight to the dressing room as soon as he was off the ice. Matthias’ head definitely doesn’t hit the boards or the ice so how else do you explain the after effects of the hit, other than Robidas hit him higher than he should have?
While I’m writing this, it’s still unsure whether or not he’ll play in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators. For his troubles, Robidas was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for this hit; however, I think he deserves more.
What about you? You be the judge – should Stephane Robidas be suspended for this hit?