Ok, so it was a knee on knee hit, but Derek Boogaard really didn't mean it. Two game suspension? There goes that 12 minutes of ice time for #24. Kidding aside, I do agree with the suspension. Derek's a repeat offender and it was a bad hit, intentions be damned.
My gut tells me these are the last 20 games he'll be in a Wild sweater anyways. He is a UFA after this season and I'm sure some other team will offer him a multi-year deal for around $750k per year, something the Wild can't afford to do for a player that hasn't scored since Mr. Ecko was still alive on Lost. John Scott can handle the fighting responsibilities next season while logging some important ice time for less money.