Vandevelde Gets Hearing For Toews Hit

In the first period on Wednesday night, Philadelphia’s Chris Vandevelde received one minor penalty for elbowing Chicago captain Jonathan Toews. On the play, Vandevelde appeared to target Toews’ head, and there was a lot of discussion on Twitter from around the league about it only getting a two-minute minor.

On Thursday morning, the league noticed.

10 thoughts on “Vandevelde Gets Hearing For Toews Hit

  • March 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    What a surprise ” ZEBRAS GOT IT WRONG, AGAIN ” !!!!!!! Clear ” ATTEMPT TO INJURE ” # 19. Karma can be a bitch, I hope he is the receiver of a suspension & a couple of good ” HEAD SHOTS ” on down the road.

  • March 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    5 games, cant wait to watch the NHL slowmo video when they explain it. This one is pretty obvious.

  • March 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    ……Toews is a tough cookie and probably concussed several times…this is how most of the teams play against him during the regular season…..the results are starting to show in his play…NHL is not protecting its players or being fair to the team that suffers these infractions continuously…. Resulting in Blackhawks losing a close game when obviously a five minute major and ejection would have probably changed the outcome of the game ….Crosby is in the same conversation poor guy…..and it won’t be long that Kane won’t be fast enough to avoid the inevitable….its sad that most players arent even aware of the severe consequences and brush aside head injuries because of their eagerness to play….not much has changed if anything deliberate attempts to injure by headshots are more frequent…

  • March 17, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    What a dirty cheater. Reminds me of Raffi Torres, Ryan Reaves and all of the other low life hockey goons who suck so bad they have to cheat to stay in the game. He brings 100 generations of shame to his team and his family.

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  • March 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

    The league is too easy on players who attempt to injure other players. Suspensions for repeat offenders needs to stiffen.

    This was a dirty play and the Flyers have always been one of the dirties teams in the league.

    There is no place in Hockey for thugs who try to take out the best players in the game. The only way to stop this behavior is to take away these dirty players’ livelihood or to hurt them with heavy fines and long suspensions.

    If they no they will be suspended without pay, it will deter most of this crap from happening in the future.

  • March 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Needs to be 40 game suspension (and higher for people who have done it before) for dirty hits above shoulders or it will not stop.

  • March 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Reducing Wideman’s suspension was a disgrace. Hopefully they get their act together.

  • March 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Not that particular suspension, the really dirty hits. That should be 20 depending on prior hits. The league is a disgrace and it wont stop until they make it 20 games for a cheap shot and 40 or higher for the dirty hits. In the box, bitchs. When you think about it, it could really be a 2-5 yr for the dirty hits. Its so fucking a joke with the 2-5 games, which is not even a slap its a reward. The entire league office should have to take hits to the head until they get it right. How retarded is this. Really. A kindergartener knows what right/this.

    There is always going to be big hits and that type of play, it wont take it away. It only takes away what is bad for game. I cant talk about this anymore. Its disturbing that we know they wont do right by having it so severe it doesn’t happen or that player is banned for life.

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