Gabriel Landeskog Gets A Hearing With Dept. of Player Safety

During Wednesday night’s season opener, Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog hit Blackhawks center Kirby Dach in an incredibly dangerous way.

On Thursday morning, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Landeskog will need to have a conversation with them about the hit. A boarding penalty was called on the play. Thankfully Dach was okay.

17 thoughts on “Gabriel Landeskog Gets A Hearing With Dept. of Player Safety

  • October 14, 2021 at 10:41 am

    A cheap cowardly hit that given his history is worthy of at the least a large fine. Landeskog is a tool.

  • October 14, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Deserves a suspension for sure, obviously a dangerous play.

  • October 14, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Should be 2 games at the least. And who was the 1st guy to come to Dach’s aid?? The 5′ 8″ 180lb new guy that knows what it takes to be a teammate. Then the rest of the players on the ice came over.

  • October 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Hammer, EXACTLY! A culture change from the top down in what is needed. How do you start a season so unprepared and passive?

  • October 14, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Tim W: I watched a lot of preseason hockey this year and I’ve yet to see a more non physical mousey playing team. Not a huge Stillman fan but at least he was dishing out some hits last night. Dach had one good hit. Unprepared is putting it mildly.

  • October 14, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Throw the tree the book is made of at this Goon! NHLPA where you at??

  • October 14, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Gave him 2 games better than none, would have liked 5.

  • October 14, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Ian, I agree. He has a history of cheap and violent stick infractions. His next cheap hit will definitely be 5 at least and it will happen. He has no emotional control on the ice

  • October 14, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    It will be interesting to watch the Hawks this year as they clearly have a bit more grit than in recent years. It apparently isn’t enough for some on the board, but it apparently was more than enough for the Avalanche last night. Dach, Stillman and Murphy all blasted players, and the pushback came in the form of a cheap hit on Dach, which was penalized more appropriately by the league than the on ice officials. 2 games seems like a good call.

    The more we bring to the grit and hit level of each game, the more we are going to receive at a raised level than in the past. Eventually the payback will be on one of the star players – like Dcat and Dach last night. Be ready to lose a player to the inevitable injury from a retaliation, or even the suspension from the big hit that goes bad or comes from emotion instead of a good play. I understand the need for grit. Just be ready for what else comes along with it.

    Comments about Duncan Keith being gone on another thread – I’m grateful for his time in Chicago and the excitement he brought as a part of our team. Congratulations to him for moving into a better situation than he was in here, especially the family part. Family is everything, and he gave up a lot to be in Chicago. Maybe he can see his old teammates in the playoffs.

    But now that he is on a better hockey team, I can offer a suggestion to him – Stay out of Tyler Myers’ way!! That looked like it hurt a bit. Didn’t hear how many stitches, but he is a warrior for sure.

  • October 14, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Silent, I think that grit and hardness that you mentioned has manifested itself with the additions of McCabe and Stillman. Toss a heavy playing Murphy in there and are defense is grittier than it has been in years. Dach,s size and speed help with his physicality. Other than that though Khaira and Entwistle are about all we have and their edge is going to be needed to show itself .

  • October 14, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    2 games is a joke I think …iff Dach leave the game and is out for 2-3 weeks then they would give him 5 games but he was not hurt seriously so they give him 2 games.
    Ridiculous way to show that the league is against those cheap shot.
    5 games should be the minimum .
    How many time was he suspended before ? That’s enough.
    I look 3 times at the cheap shot and Dach was lucky not to get hurt.
    The season is starting and already we have a first bad decision from the league.
    Nothing will change iff they don’t start now.
    Dach was probably hurt on that play .

  • October 14, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    We all know that there was a dirty hit and now a suspension.
    Was an actual game played?

  • October 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    The penalties for filthy hits need to get tougher. The league needs to announce that from this day forward, no more cheap hits will be tolerated and that 5 games is the minimum suspension. Any hit that leads to a concussion is an automatic 10 game suspension. The referees need to be instructed that if there is any gray area in a hit, the default is a higher penalty. We need to see many more 5 minute majors for boarding. 5 minutes and 5 games would stop a lot of it. There are obviously hockey fans that like the violence. The league needs to write them off the way the NFL writes off political conservatives. Be done with them.

  • October 15, 2021 at 9:15 am

    I agree that it should have been 2 or 3 games. Dach will continue to be a target and he needs to work on not ending up in a vulnerable position. (although no excuse for that hit)
    Silent it’s always good to hear your reasoned, rationale thoughts.

  • October 15, 2021 at 9:29 am

    STAPE, Yes there was and Colliton has refused to change a thing about his non-existent defensive zone coverage,his line matching is horrendous with tired lines left on the ice in critical times,this team is still sorely missing edge and physicality,and Collition still dislikes Ian Mitchell. Finally,I hope Toews has much more than he showed opening night.

  • October 15, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Tim, please do us a favor and explain what you think Colliton’s defensive scheme is and how you would make changes that could improve it. I, for one, would appreciate learning what your opinion of the current scheme is so that I can better understand. Oh – and just saying chaos isn’t really what I am hoping to hear.


  • October 16, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    When is Colliton gunna stop playing goalie and let all these soft goals in?

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