How is a two handed slash like that by Kesler at the end of the game not called intent to injure major and carry automatic review for suspension? It's just free swingfest in the final seconds now??? Good to know.
Nah man haven't you heard? That would go against the leg humping love fest of the hockey world praising Kesler for being the greatest player ever. He can do what ever the **** he wants.
I'm reading the NHL rulebook right now and trying to figure out if McGinn is gonna get auto-suspended or not. His miscoducts were for Charging (general category infraction) and Boarding (stick/checking infraction).
The game misconduct rules state that a player is automatically suspended for incurring 2 game misconducts in the same category for 1 game, and additional games should a 3rd or more infractions be accrued. Since McGinn's misconducts fall under two different categories, will he be permitted to play in Game 4?
In Playoff games, any player who incurs a total of two game misconduct penalties in the “General Category” shall be suspended automatically for the next Playoff game of his team. For each subsequent game misconduct penalty during the Playoffs, the automatic suspension shall be increased by one game. For each suspension of a player during Playoffs, his club shall be fined one thousand dollars ($1,000).
For a list of infractions involving game misconducts that are included in the “General Category”, please refer to the Reference Tables – Table 10 – Summary of Game Misconduct Fouls Included in the “General Category”. See specific rule numbers for complete descriptions.
Charging falls under this.
Originally Posted by NHL Rules 23.5
In Playoff games any player who incurs a total of two (2) game misconduct penalties for stick-related infractions, Boarding – Rule 42, or Checking from Behind – Rule 44, shall be suspended automatically for the next Playoff game of his team. For each subsequent game misconduct penalty in this category during the Playoffs the automatic suspension shall be increased by one game.
Boarding falls under this.
Felt i needed to quote what I was looking at.
Any rule experts wanna take a gander whether or not McGinn's Charging+Boarding Misconducts get him suspended for 1 game? From the looks of this, its a no.