According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, the Rangers organization was offended during Monday night’s first intermission at the Air Canada Centre when a video clip of Maple Leafs D Dion Phaneuf’s concussion-inducing hit on Michael Sauer was shown on the scoreboard.
Apparently, before the hit was shown, the segment host, in a Maple Leafs’ jersey, asked the Air Canada Centre crowd whether it wanted to see a particularly good hit by Phaneuf.
…absolutely disgusting. Good to know the Maple Leafs organization feels showing clips of players receiving career ending hits is the way they pump-up the crowd. Talk about poor taste. Showing that clip has put shame on the Leafs entire organization. Not that there isn't already after missing the playoffs nine straight seasons. Appalling.
…i hope the Rangers use this as extra motivation to pound the Leafs into the Garden ice tonight.