It's not really shocking news that fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and fans of the Washington Capitals have differing opinions about Alex Ovechkin's hit on Brian Campbell.
Let's get this out of the way up top: everyone is going to see what they want to in Alex Ovechkin's hit on Brian Campbell. Me? I saw a two-minute boarding minor that the on-ice officials were too scared to call when Campbell stayed down. There's no automatic suspension coming, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the game misconduct rescinded. But, like I said, people are going to see what they want to see in controversial hits like this.
Go figure, right? Needless to say, it's a different opinion in Chicago.
Today's game, started much to early, got off to a slightly interesting start when the man we all came to see got ejected. Did he deserve it? Most certainly. Do I think Ovechkin is a dirty player? No, I do not. Over exuberant for sure, and that occasionally lands him on the wrong side of the edge.
Kudos to Sam for not calling for Ovechkin's head, but it's safe to say that other Hawks fans aren't as even-keeled. All it takes is a trip into the comments at Second City to dig up those emotions. We can't quote most of the comments from their game thread here, but you can certainly go view them on your own.