Not enough. Should have been 3-5.
NHL needs to lose the injury requirement in order to warrant longer suspensions. Who knows what the long term effect of vanbonehead’s elbow to toews head will be. They need to get serious about preventing head trauma.
Agree with Deuce. 3-5 games.
a weak and unfortunate ruling
Bunch of… Pussys.
…..agree with suspension ……however it comes after the fact and should be reviewed during game and appropriate penalty assigned before the final buzzer…..Blackhawks and Toews come out losers in the game to Flyers to add insult to possible injury….NHL unable to get it right …..if attempt to injure remains in the game in any way you might as well call hockey another martial art….the best team will be the one with the most men still standing……does anyone remember Rollerball…..lol…..
And how long do the 2 game refs get suspended for blowing the call?
Let me first say I enjoy the physical side of what makes hockey a great game. However, these weak an insufficient suspensions do not act as any kind of serious deterrent to the violent acts that can be classified as an attempt to injure plays. While I am often disappointed in the level of punishment that is prescribed by the league to the players that are being suspended, it is even more disappointing that the players themselves continue to pursue this behavior that can result in career ending injury. What does it take to make the players own up and say enough is enough? Does a player need to die on the ice for it to stop?
There are certain players(we know who they are) in the league that have a history of cheap shot hits that are clearly attempt to injure plays. 10-20 game suspensions with the caveat of 3 strikes and you are out meaning you are banned from playing in the NHL should be on the table.
Build on the positives that came from the Jets game, and beat the Wild.
Lets Go Hawks!
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