Back to gooning it up.
The league can look into taking away draft picks for certain incidents. Problem is you always want to say that *if* there was a foul and an injury, the player is culpable. But in this particular case there was no penalty called on the play, so what do you do? Four sets of eyes at ice level concluded it was a good hit and a player got injured.
Of course part of it should be to review plays where significant injury happens. Hossa was on the ice 5 minutes before they even attempted to put him on a spinal board. That time should be spent reviewing the play to determine, right then and there, if a penalty was warranted.
Then, during the supplemental discipline phase, if a significant injury resulted from an illegal play, then the player and the team are penalized. Take a 2nd round pick from Nashville and give it to Chicago. Have some scale. Maybe tie it to compensation based on the player's cap hit, similar to RFA compensation. Take out a $4M player, pay a 3rd rounder. Take out a $6M player, 2nd rounder. Take out a superstar and you are forced to pack up and move to Quebec City. No franchise for you!
OK, I was joking on the last one.