Originally Posted by chadta
degree of hit is not an issue here, its not part of the recent crack down on head shots,
nhl rulebook says otherwise
Any Player who, by his actions, physically demeans an Official or physically threatens an Official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an Official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an Official, spitting at or in the general direction of an Official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an Official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an Official during or immediately following an altercation shall be suspended for not less than three (3) games.
thats exactly what happened, there was some pushing and shoving, sundin was trying to get away, and deserves 3 games for it.
I see a guy trying to go to his bench and he wasn't happy, has sundin ever done this before? does he has a history of this? and as for the (pushing and shoving?) how can it be both? and what exactly was sundin trying to escape? are you going to nit pick every play this year? if the league did this too every player in the league every player would be suspended at one time of the other. (not feasible)