Spearing shall mean stabbing an opponent with the point of the stick blade, whether contact is made or not.
62.3 Major Penalty
A major penalty shall be imposed on a player who spears an opponent.
62.5 Game Misconduct Penalty
Whenever a major penalty is assessed for spearing, a game misconduct penalty must also be imposed.
Failure times three for the on ice officials. Yeah, yeah, I know, they didn’t see it. It didn’t happen by the damn concession stands behind some fat Flames’ fan with four hot dogs. It was right in front of the damn net.
But that doesn’t matter, right? The NHL will certainly watch the video and realize that the on ice officials may have blown it but they must take some action? They will suspend Bourque? Fine him? Warn him? Something? Anything? No.
Failure on and off the ice.