Closer look and analyzing both hits
This particular play earned Maroon a two-game suspension and a match penalty.
Another issue that Maroon is dealing with now is the backlash from the Oilers organization for that cheap shot on Doughty. Reports from Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet indicate that the Oilers openly shopped Maroon recently, and could deal him before the Trade Deadline.
In comparison to the other two malicious plays here, the Calgary Flames captain and defenseman, Giordano, hit also deserves a second look. All indications show that Giordano’s worst punishment came in the way of a match penalty.
After Giordano was booted from the game, the Flames continued to roll over the Canes. Losing a player like star Carolina Hurricanes left wing, Aho, really put his team in a tough position. A player like Aho, with this level of raw talent and ability to entertain, should get a harsher reaction from the league office.
The Giordano elbow to Aho’s head immediately sent him to the ice in a brutal looking collision. Falling hard to the ice, without control, likely made the injury worse too. As of now, the league has not even released a statement regarding this matter.
Here’s a look at the Giordano’s malicious elbow to Aho.