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Video- Antoine Vermette May Be Facing A Suspension

via Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Maybe frustrated because Koivu dominated him in the circle tonight (Vermette, usually superb, was 6 for 17, Koivu was 20 for 26; not all against each other), Vermette chopped Alphonso in the back of the leg after he dropped the puck awkwardly, then snapped at him.

He was ejected for physical abuse of officials. Depending on the category filed after the game – we should find out Wednesday, and supervisor and former zebra Rob Shick was here to sort it out – Vermette faces a suspension of three, 10 or 20 games, pending appeal.

Big no-no, and love tap or not, it can’t be done and it’s clear as day on video that he reacted angrily after the faceoff loss. The irony is Vermette takes draws from the Paul Gaustad school of faceoff taking -- all game, dropping to his knees after draws. It's absurd, and I've maintained for years the league needs to get rid of this tactic.


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Paul's avatar

The word today is Vermette received an automatic 10 game suspension, he will have to appeal to get it lowered.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/15/17 at 11:05 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Nyquist’s was bad.

This is even worse.

Posted by Primis on 02/15/17 at 12:20 PM ET


Looked like lumberjack training the past week

Posted by SlimChance on 02/15/17 at 12:47 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Dumb. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 02/15/17 at 08:31 PM ET

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