Guess we really don't understand the NHL's blindside hits rule. We still don't understand how New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan wasn't suspended for his elbow/forearm to the head of an unsuspecting New York Islanders forward, Frans Nielsen, on Friday night.Scott Burnside, ESPN. Question: What's required for Burnside to favor the Islanders? Answer: A chance to rip the NHL. Alternate Question: How great is Frans Nielsen? Answer: So great he can even make Burnside come out on the side of the Islanders.