Tough Talk: Should Brad Marchand Have Been Allowed to Participate in NHL All Star Weekend?

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins is in the midst of a five game suspension for his elbow to Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils. The suspension was issued by the NHL just three days prior to All Star weekend, for which Marchand was an obvious selection. Some players seem to be "injured" or … Continue reading Tough Talk: Should Brad Marchand Have Been Allowed to Participate in NHL All Star Weekend?

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Tough Talk: Should the NHL Have an Automatic Suspension for Acts From The Bench?

Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames was suspended one game for unsportsmanlike misconduct against the Toronto Maple Leafs. What he actually did was reach out with his stick from the player's bench and spear a Leaf player who was on the ice. This season there's already been an automatic 10 game suspension for a player … Continue reading Tough Talk: Should the NHL Have an Automatic Suspension for Acts From The Bench?