As I noted in the forum, I didn't feel that the Seabrook hit should result in a suspension. He got three games. And after much discussion with other folks, I have to agree that it was a head shot and the NHL is clamping down on that so…okay. But consider - the hit was not from behind, Backes saw it coming. Seabrook's one skate was still on the ice. And had Backes been standing up straight, it would have been shoulder to shoulder. I don't think there was intent. Given all that, and the fact that it's the playoffs…I still don't see more than a game here.
And disclosure: I have no vested