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03-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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My gut says Hanzal will be suspended. Here's why:
1. Benn was injured
2. Player history; previous suspension.
3. Borderline late.
4. Head Contact.
6. Hanzal is not a superstar playing in the Eastern Conf.
National Hockey League rules prohibit "a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact." (remember Doan's suspension)
While I don't believe he intentionally targeted the head, Hanzal's right shoulder clearly makes contact with Benn's noggin.
Sometimes it's good to be wrong.
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