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Posted - 05/16/2012 :  16:23:39  Reply with Quote
NEW YORK -- Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal has been suspended for one game for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown during Game 2 of the teams’ Western Conference Final playoff series Tuesday in Phoenix, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:01 of the third period. Hanzal was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link:


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Posted - 05/16/2012 :  19:14:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This easily could have been more than one game.

It's straight on the numbers.
They are losing the game, getting frustrated, and targetting the hottest player on the opposition.
It's not a play to get the puck.

For me, that one game suspension is an absolute minimum here, and should have been more . . . if it was 3 to 5 games, I feel a stronger and better message is sent in regards to this.

As for the Doan hit - good call on the no suspension.

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Posted - 05/17/2012 :  10:53:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
one game is not enough. Hanzal's lucky that Brown didn't break his neck. what he did was ridiculous! i would have suspended him for the rest of the series.

Doan's on the other hand was different. he went to finish his check and Lewis turned at the last second. unfortunately he put himself in a vulnerable position. he may have been trying to protect the puck, but he knew Doan was coming. but this still does not completely excuse Doan. the penalty that was assessed at the time was enough.
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