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by Paul on 03/23/10 at 12:48 PM ET
Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz believes Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin knew what he was doing when he injured Hawks defenseman Brian Campbell on March 14, and Wirtz believes Ovechkin should have been suspended for the rest of the season.
Ovechkin was suspended two games for the hit, which fractured Campbell’s clavicle and a rib. Campbell was expected to miss 7-8 weeks.
During a taping of an upcoming Crain’s Business of Sports video, Wirtz said the suspension should last as long as the injured player is sidelined.
“If any one of our great players put Ovechkin out for the season, he should be out for the season, too,” Wirtz told Crain’s. “Make it commensurate.
“If you’re really going to hurt a player, knee to knee, make a head hit, and you’re out for the season, then let them suspend that player for the rest of the season. I’ll tell you, you wouldn’t see those knee-to-knee and head hits anymore.”
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