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Edmonton Oilers defender ripped for chicken sh*t stick work

Published October 1, 2023 at 10:57
BY JOSH

The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks don't like each other. It doesn't matter if the teams are on opposite ends of the standings, the two teams always play each other tough. Last night's preseason action was no exception.

With less than a minute remaining in a game the Canucks already led 5-2, Oilers' defender Vincent Desharnais took an opportunity to get in a free shot. Desharnais approached Anthony Beauvillier and delivered a cross check to the face. Fans were furious that the much large Desharnais would take these type of liberties with a much smaller opponent.

6-foot-6 Vincent Desharnais going after 5-foot-11 Anthony Beauvillier and getting his stick up on Beauvillier is chicken shit stuff. He'll get his. #Canucks




Both Desharnais and Adam Erne were ejected for their actions on the play, but this also brought forward a glaring hole on the Canucks roster. The Canucks lack anyone to protect their talented players, which could prove to be a real issue. Look for the Canucks to reach out to players like Nick Ritchie or Wayne Simmonds in the wake of this, to try and add some toughness.
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Edmonton Oilers defender ripped for chicken sh*t stick work

Does Desharnais deserve a suspension?

No, just the penalty3737 %
No, but give him a fine99 %
Yes, a suspension is deserved5454 %
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