Alexander the Reckless Strikes Again

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by Scott Brown in NHL
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What is the difference between Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Artyukhin you ask?  I guess that depends on who you ask. If you are Colin Campbell the difference is about three games. While one Russian player was given three games for slew-footing an opponent, the other Russian was given a slap on the wrist with a mere fine that wouldn't even cover the cost of the room service food that Ovechkin ordered under the name Sidney Crosby in those ever-so-clever NHL ads to market the rivalry between their two budding superstars. While this isn't the first time that Colin Campbell's decison making has left people scratching their heads, this one sure seems to defy explaination. A day after one player is suspended for three games for slew-footing, we get a completely different ruling for another ...

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