There's been much criticism surrounding the Blackhawks and their lack of a response following Jonathan Toews' injury.
Count former Blackhawk Jamal Mayers as one of those critics.
"You definitely have to protect your better players," Mayers said. "When you see a guy like Toews here who puts it all on the line for his teammates everyday, you certainly want to stick up for him."
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Mayers also believed that although the hit may have been clean, it was "predatory".
Toews was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Penguins with an arm injury and hasn't been given a timetable to return with the playoffs just a few weeks away.
See what else Mayers had to say in the video above when he joined SportsNet Central on Tuesday.