The First Day of Spring Knucklehead Festival Part Two
Our second winner today is the National Hockey League. They get the award for the following.
TORONTO - The NHL suspended Nashville Predators winger Jordin Tootoo five games for punching Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas in the face.
Robidas was knocked unconscious on the play late in the third period Saturday night in a 3-2 win by the Predators in Nashville.
“While a player is entitled to defend himself, Mr. Tootoo’s forceful blow to Robidas’ head was an overly aggressive and inappropriate response,” NHL senior executive vice president and director of hockey operations Colin Campbell said in a statement Monday.
Robidas was carried off the ice on a stretcher and was taken to hospital. He’s out at least a week with a concussion.
Click here to see the video of the incident.
Tell me how this is an equitable suspension. Tootoo gets supended five games and the player he injures has to miss at least three games.
For imposing a wrist slap suspension to a violent hockey player, The National Hockey League is today's second Knucklehead winner of the day.
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