Colin Campbell, the NHL's Disciplinary, was on NHL Live today talking about the decision to suspend Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin after his hit on Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell, who is now out for the rest of the year with a broken collarbone and broken ribs. Here's what he had to say.
...Look if there's no injury on the play, we probably wouldn't do anything.Fair enough under normal circumstances, right?
Well, let's just say Campbell and the rest of the NHL Front Office continues to be consistently inconsistent after throwing down this suspension - yes A.O. did deserve a suspension I won't argue that - but failed to suspend Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his blatant cheap shot to the head on Bruins forward Marc Savard, who is likely out for the season after suffering a Grade 2 concussion. You can read more of my thoughts on Cooke's head shot on the latest edition of Rosie's Rebounds over at Inside Hockey.
The Bruins and the Penguins faceoff tomorrow night for the final time, a game which might get very ugle to say the least. And its a game in which the team will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their 1970 Stanley Cup victory when many legends from the Big Bad Bruins - including Bobby Orr - will be in attendance.
Perhaps Big and Bad will be back in Boston, but in the meantime, check out Brad Kurtzberg's column about tomorrow's game and more in his latest edition of Brad's Barbs on Inside Hockey.
I will have reaction to this game on Friday on this blog and on Inside Hockey in my latest edition of Rosie's Rebounds and make sure to become a fan of Rosie's Rebounds on Facebook.