Joakim Nordstrom Suspended 2 Games

The NHL announced on Friday that Blackhawks rookie forward Joakim Nordstrom is suspended two games for boarding Arizona defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during Thursday night’s game.

Nordstrom received a minor penalty for boarding on the play, and Ekman-Larsson left the game with an injury; there were only 38 seconds left in regulation at the time of the infraction.

8 thoughts on “Joakim Nordstrom Suspended 2 Games

  1. Two games for nordstrom when they don’t even review the cross check that put cane off balance and sidelined him for three months. . True nhl justice

  2. Are all of the people talking about the Kane hit trolling? That is the only explanation I can come up with for such insane bias.

  3. Typical NHL. The only consistency in NHL officiating is on-ice and off-ice officiating is equally inadequate.

  4. Forget the Kane “hit”, how about Dec 11th Seidenberg hit that sent Toews into the boards face first. Literally looked like Toews was done for good – yet no suspension handed out.

    When will the League realize that they’ve placed a bafoon in charge of player discipline. I mean, have you ever Googled Brendan Shanahan? The look in his eyes clearly indicates that elevator was never built to reach the top floor.

  5. Hmm. 2 games? Pretty harsh, this was an arm push and clearly a penalty, but not much body or viciousness behind it. I don’t see how this was any worse than the Seidenberg/Toews push mentioned above. The NHL does worship Seidenberg, Emric couldn’t go 30 seconds without mentioning him in the last cup run on his way to a minus performance if I recall correctly. Am I biased? Uh, yeah, but I just don’t see any difference in intensity or intent in real time or slowed down, if anything Nordstrom was less intense, Seidenberg got a real shiver in there, his elbows ended up in the air. Am I missing something?

  6. Shanahan was the head of discipline a couple years back and used to host the videos himself. I just watched the Nordstrom video above again, 2 games is a ridiculous penalty for someone with no suspension history, yes it was a penalty, maybe deserving of one game, which would have been harsh in its own right. 2 games is a real head scratcher, 42 plays hard but is not a cheap shot artist.

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