Brandon Sutter's tough, both him and Ward played junior in my hometown, Red Deer, he'll be okay. Carolina is lucky to have him, he's got lots of heart. I do find it amazing that you guys are having difficulty selling out with $10 tickets. Tickets for the Flames and Oilers go for anywhere from $75 to $300, and there sold out all the time. Carolina should look at trading for Brandon's cousin Brett Sutter. Hell of a good player and the Flames don't seem to be calling him up.
As far as the hit goes, its too bad, but the physical game is what makes it the best sport out there, or should they change the rules to "touch" hockey? C'mon, hockey without spine rattling checks and fights?