There is the "defenseless player" argument. But that goes out the window when the other person isn't aiming for them
He doesn't stick the knee out, but he definitely goes into the hit with the leg planted, looking to go leg v leg. He's a smart player and knew what he was doing.
I think if Giroux got a game, then this is a game. I think if Webeer only got $2500, then this is $2500.
How is that for being on the fence?