Joakim Nordstrom Suspended 2 Games

The NHL announced on Friday that Blackhawks rookie forward Joakim Nordstrom is suspended two gamesĀ 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

  • March 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    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

  • March 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm


  • March 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    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.

  • March 13, 2015 at 9:27 pm

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

  • March 14, 2015 at 10:45 am

    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.

  • March 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    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?

  • March 15, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Uhhh, Brendan Shanahan works in the front office for the Toronto Maple Leafs, not for the NHL.

  • March 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    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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