Originally posted on Save By Richter  |  Last updated 4/24/14
I feel clumsy, maybe even a bit stupid, for writing about NHL suspensions. Well really, it’s the lack of NHL suspensions that I’m writing about. History has shown it is a futile effort which usually ends in twitter outrage, endless GIFs, video comparisons, and lambasting the NHL for not really caring about player safety. So with that said, let’s compare some GIFs, watch some video, and join one another in our mutual befuddlement as to how the hell Matt Read was not given a suspension for hit hit on Daniel Carcillo Tuesday night. As the video shows, Read sticks out his shoulder into Carcillo’s head making it the principle point of contact. The hit was made despite the fact Carcillo never had the puck in the sequence. Wild forward Mike Rupp was suspended four games in April for a similar hit thrown on St. Louis Blues forward TJ Oshie (video above). In that hit, Oshie was actually part of the play and had already released the puck when Rupp stuck out his shoulder and clocked Oshie di...
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