I agree with your conclusion. May not agree on how you got there but, eh, fuck process, play to results. This already got more granular than I’d prefer but Internet points and all.Good, then we agree Tom was going for his head, and where he actually landed it with force is a matter of subjective interpretation. I think in Zaprudering it a few times that the force goes basically into the side of his lower neck. He did this to a guy lying face down on the ice. It sounds like you feel it’s his collarbone. The discussion just illustrates how little that actually matters, because his intent was with malice, and he’s a douchenozzle.
As for the Rangers statement, holy shit. Scorched Earth! I love it.