Evgeni Malkin not suspended for hit on Johnny Boychuk

You make the call: Should Evgeni Malkin have been suspended for this hit?

3/12/12 in NHL   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

Evgeni Malkin won't be suspended for this hit on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, but some Bruins fans are upset, and calling for more discipline for Malkin. He received a 2-minute minor for boarding, but that's it.




What's your take on this hit? Should Malkin have to sit out for a few games, or was it only worth 2 minutes in the penalty box?

The announcers (and Puck Daddy) pointed out that Boychuk lowered his shoulder to go for the puck at the last minute, and that was what forced Malkin to hit him in the numbers instead of in the shoulder. Still, he was defenseless against the boards. What do you think the right punishment would have been, if anything?


No suspension for Malkin after hit from behind on Boychuk [Puck Daddy]
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3/13/12   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

I was expecting a 5-minute boarding major, but not suspension worthy.  Malkin takes some dumb penalties in the offensive zone, and that's exactly what this was.

3/12/12   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

Maybe 5 minutes but thats it.