NHL News : Edler finally pays for hit on Hyman, gets lit up by Simmonds

Edler finally pays for hit on Hyman, gets lit up by Simmonds

Old school hockey, right there! You love to see it.

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds hasn't forgotten about the knee on knee hit delivered by Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler on Leafs forward Zach Hyman just 10 days ago. You may recall that Edler hung a knee on Hyman a couple weeks back, sending Hyman sprawling to the ice and onto the IR with a sprained MCL in his knee.

Here's the hit in question:


Edler earned himself a a two game suspension for the hit and a date with Simmonds to settle the score. Now, the beef is squashed.

Edler, maybe a bit hesitantly, dropped the gloves with Simmonds early in the first period of tonight's rematch in order to atone for his bad hit.

Check it out:


Hey look, Simmonds even gave Edler a momento to remember the occasion. 

In all seriousness, good on Edler for standing in there and taking his licks. Despite what some Leafs fans may tell you, he's not a dirty player. He's a well respected veteran and has earned a reputation as a hard nosed, but clean, defenceman.

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