Sheldon Keefe Accuses the Florida Panthers of Intentionally Trying to Injure Player

Published May 12, 2023 at 8:26
BY TJ TUCKER

There's no question the Florida Panthers - Toronto Maple Leafs second round Stanley Cup Playoff series got rougher during game 4. Tempers started to boil over, leading to a few incidents that drew criticism from fans. One of those was a hit from the Panthers Radko Gudas on Toronto David Kampf. The hit sent Kampf to the dressing room, although it appears he's fine and will play in game 5. Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe didn't like it at all.

"I don't know exactly when the whistle blew, but...he knows the play has ended or is ending and, to me, that's a hit with no intention other than to hurt the player. There was a lot of violence to it, but happy Dave's OK."

Gudas has been a subject of debate among fans since the playoffs started. Dirty may be a matter of opinion, but it's fair to say Gudas is willing to do whatever it takes to give his team an edge, even if it means walking the line or crossing it.




The whistle had been blown a split second before the hit. However, it does seem that Gudas was already committed, with no time to pull up. There was no call on the play and no supplemental discipline.

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Sheldon Keefe Accuses the Florida Panthers of Intentionally Trying to Injure Player

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