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Carcillo Faces Disciplinary Action

via NHL.com,

Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo will have a disciplinary hearing Saturday afternoon because of a hit in a game Friday night on Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen.

Carcillo hit Pitkanen behind the Carolina net 1:45 into the contest and was not penalized on the play.

I saw the hit live last night and thought it should have been a penalty.  Basically Carcillo gave on of those pushes to the side/back of Pitkanen that caused him to go into the back boards heavily.

added 4:43pm, video of the hit can be watched below…

added 9:16pm, Carcillo received a two game suspension, Rob Blake video is the 2nd one below…

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mrfluffy's avatar

Yet the MSM thought he was a good depth signing…

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 10/29/11 at 07:07 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Coming straight from the Konopka on Anisimov video, I can safely say that this was a much worse infraction. 

Regardless of supplemental discipline (and I believe Carcillo should be suspended), I think the league needs to work on the reffing standard. Konopka got five, ten, and a game for what should have been a minor at best while Carcillo got nothing for what very well should have been a major for his reckless behavior.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/29/11 at 07:16 PM ET


Dangerous play by a known dirtbag.  He will be suspended again.

Posted by timbits on 10/29/11 at 09:20 PM ET

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