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Radko Gudas Offered An In-Person Hearing

 

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via Dave Isaac of the CourierPost,

The league took it a step further Friday, offering Gudas an in-person hearing at league headquarters in New York. It’s unclear whether Gudas will take them up on the offer, but an in-person hearing as opposed to a phone hearing typically means a suspension of five games or more. 

“He got the meaty part of the neck. It could have been worse, I guess,” Perreault said. “He apologized in the penalty box, but when you look at the replay, it looks like he did it on purpose. It wasn’t an accident. He’s been known for doing stuff like that, so I certainly don’t appreciate it. I’m sure the league will take care of it.”

They did and Gudas, especially as a repeat offender, didn’t get off easy. Last October he was suspended six games for interfering with Boston forward Austin Czarnik. In December 2015, he was suspended three games for a hit to the head of Mika Zibanejad, who was then with the Ottawa Senators.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/17/17 at 12:17 PM ET

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When do they decide enough is enough with this guy?  Give him 7 games.  Maybe 10.  But make it count, NHL.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/17/17 at 12:26 PM ET

Alan's avatar

When do they decide enough is enough with this guy?

Exactly. Gudas is the very definition of a meathead, and he ought to not be playing the game at all.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 01:32 PM ET

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Pretty much every time I see the refs call a penalty on Gudas
- or see an opponent down on the ice due to a clear cheapshot,
Gudas seems to have the same reaction:

A look of disgust and annoyance, like: For that? What’s the big deal?

Not quite Raffi Torres territory yet, but it’s nice to see the league has
finally noticed Gudas makes dirty and dangerous plays game after game
and stopped treating him like Brad Marchand
(Philly and Boston are supposed to have players like that and plus
the owners have been important power brokers, so nothing to see here.)

Posted by Lefty30 on 11/17/17 at 07:09 PM ET

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Maybe Gudas should just retire. He probably has a promising career as head of discipline for the league in a couple years.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/17/17 at 07:20 PM ET

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