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The Rulebook Is The Problem

11/07/2016 at 1:24pm EST

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight.

Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias and this is just another example of the self-proclaimed Centre of the Hockey Universe getting a free pass.

Well, they're wrong.

The NHL DoPS likes Kadri so much that it has suspended him three times in the past three years - four games for cross-checking Luke Glendening last April; four games for a head hit on Matt Fraser in March, 2015; and three games for plowing over goalie Nicklas Backstrom in November, 2013.

The NHL DoPS isn't going to do favours for Kadri.

No, the problem isn't with DoPS playing favourites; the problem is with the rulebook.

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