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Calgary forward Martin Pospisil
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Calgary forward learns fate for boarding Kraken defenseman

Published March 6, 2024 at 9:06 PM
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As we reported earlier this week, Calgary Flames forward Martin Pospisil was offered a hearing this week by the National Hockey League Player Safety for a boarding penalty on Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn,, which now has Dunn out of the lineup for an undisclosed period of time.

Today we learned the punishment that was handed down to Pospisil and depending on your view of the hit itself, the history of the player(no prior suspensions) and the way the NHL Player Safety operates you may be scratching your head at the three games handed down to the twenty four year old Slovak.


The National Hockey League has said time and time again that they are trying to crack down on hits such as the one In question which is fine and understandable, but what is suspect is that they do not seem to have a consistent set punishment for this type of hit which is what players, teams, management and fans get all up in arms about.


It would be nice if one offseason the league, Players association, Player Safety and team personnel sat down in a room to hatch out a plan to nail down an appropriate and concrete punishment for certain scenarious because as of now it feels like they are continuously grasping at straws and it feels like if these punishments can't or won't be taken seriously, it's a literal invitation for players to continue to do the same thing over again with little to no condsequences. What kind of precedent are they trying to set in that case?
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