CerebusClone Posted November 11, 2008 Share Posted November 11, 2008 I guess I was wrong in thinking he wouldn't be suspended. I didn't take into account the fact that the NHL would make an example out of Kostopolous, even though he has no history of dirty hits. It's laughable that he gets 3 games when Randy Jones only got 2 last year when he nearly ended Patrice Bergeron's career, but whatever. I don't mind if they give out more games for it, but I doubt that this is the start of some new policy for this. Those were two different situations in my opinion. Both Bergeron and Jones were chasing the puck behind the net, Bergeron got there first, and put himself in a very dangerous situation by bending over right in front of Jones who went to finish his check like he would on any similar play. However on Saturday night there was no chase for the puck; Kostopoulos was clearly a few steps behind Van Ryn, and had no chance to reach it before him. Kostopoulos was behind Van Ryn during the entire play, and never stopped skating. Van Ryn got to the puck, stopped before the boards (meanwhile Kostopolos was still going full speed), and barely had time to get rid of the puck as as he was crushed from behind. Although I don't think there was any intention to hurt, it was a stupid, dirty and careless play by Kostopoulos. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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