Suspending Mike Richards Would Be an Outrage

Posted: 25th October 2009 by Ronnybrook in NHL
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I honestly donÆt see how Mike Richards can be suspended for his hit on David Booth last night. With the image of Dion PhaneufÆs preseason hit on Kyle Okposo still fresh in the collective hockey consciousness, how could Richards possibly be suspended? PhaneufÆs hit, deemed legal by the NHL and therefore warranting no disciplinary action, set a preseason precedent for exactly the type of hit seen in last nightÆs Flyers 5-1 win over the visiting Florida Panthers (for excellent recaps and fan reactions, visit Broad Street Hockey and The 700 Level ). What is completely bizarre is that with regard to the NHLÆs decision on the Phaneuf hit, there appears to be no official record of the NHLÆs reasoning on the matter. When searching the news sections of, the Calgary Flames' web site an ...

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