Toronto Maple Leaf Delivers Devastating Hit on Toronto Maple Leaf

There was some Toronto Maple Leaf on Toronto Maple Leaf violence last night and it was bone-jarring. Dion Phaneuf was attempting to deliver a big hit on San Jose’s Patrick Marleau but missed, instead connecting with teammate James van Riemsdyk.

Luckily, serious injury was averted.

I wonder if JVR congratulated Phaneuf on his hitting skills or was too pissed off to do so. And if Phaneuf apologized for the friendly fire.

Hockey players, what’s the proper etiquette in this situation?

[H/T: NHL]