Suspension For Ovechkin?
Alex Ovechkin laid a pretty nasty hit on Zbenyk Michalek during Sunday’s game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, which left commentators instantly speculating on whether Ovechkin would feel the wrath of NHL discipline Brendan Shanahan. There’s going to be a disciplinary hearing today, NHL.com reports.
Now, while Ovechkin wasn’t penalized on the play, he left his feet which led to his shoulder hitting Michalek’s head. But Michalek was fine so, as Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski writes, “Without an injury, we’d wager there won’t be a suspension.”
Meanwhile, Michalek’s agent, Allan Walsh, tweeted, “There is no place in our game for this kind of hit.” But even with Shanahan’s heavy handedness thus far, it’s tough to see Ovehckin missing games for the hit.
What do you think, should Ovechkin be suspended for the hit?
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