Video: Roussel goes after Gagner, doesn’t get fighting major


It cannot be very easy to be an on-ice official in the NHL.

The action’s speedy, making it tough to distinguish embellishments from legitimate reactions, among other situations.

Every now and then you have to wonder what, exactly, was going on.

Take, for instance, the incident in the video above. How exactly did Dallas Stars troublemaker Antoine Roussel not get a fighting major for what he did with Sam Gagner? Was it really all about trying to keep both sides happy when the penalties were handed out?

Even former zebras were perplexed:

Oh well.

Here’s an easier situation to understand: Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are lethal in 2-on-1 situations, especially with a fresh sheet of ice.