Saturday, March 5, 2011

Only 10-game suspension for Tevor Gillies? NHL needs some smelling salts and wake up!

Islanders’ GM Garth Snow does not agree with the 10-game suspension that NHL handed down to Trevor Gillies on Friday. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even necessarily think the hit Gillies put on the Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck during Wednesday’s 4-1 win was a penalty.

Really doesn't that just sum up what is wrong with today's NHL. GMs and coaches will go to the wall to defend their enforcers but doing so is being so short-sighted. Because tomorrow night some goon could knock out your star player for the remainder of the season. Do you think if that hit was delivered to John Tavares or Matt Mouslon he would feel the same way? I doubt it. Gillies claims he was finishing his check but you can clearly see he also punched Clutterbuck in the head.

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