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A Proper Suspension

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

So NHL referees are kind of done with policing the game, that’s pretty much it, amirite?

The Capitals’ Tom Wilson, flashing that lifetime get-out-of-jail-free card with which he has been endowed by the laughably named Department of Player Safety, rammed Brandon Carlo’s head into the glass on Friday and the league immediately went into contortions attempting to find the technicality to get the Washington predator off.

See … see right there … when you slow it down, he brushes Carlo’s wrist, glove-first … no, slow it down more … you see … ?”

That is what was going on in the aftermath of the hit, on which referees Dean Morton and Pierre Lambert called no penalty on the play, which sent the Bruins’ Carlo off to the hospital from which he was released Saturday night.

But earlier Saturday, in what was believed a response to the firestorm set off in response to this example of blind justice, the league invited Wilson for an in-person hearing via video conference that finally led to a suspension of seven games without pay.

We’ll see, but it sounds as if commissioner Gary Bettman might finally have had enough of this.

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