Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by hockeykicker, Sep 26, 2018.
As a Blues fan I didn't like the hit. I didn't think was the worst elbow I've ever seen though. I could see him being suspended for the rest of the preseason. Maybe 1 RS game on top.
What's the hearing about?
Bad plays in the pre season where suspensions are concerned, I feel like should carry over into the regular season.
Wonder if it's just for the elbow to Kempny's face, or if Bortuzzo boarding Gersich just minutes later will also be considered.
Looks pretty blatant to me...
I wish pre-season incidents like this would automatically result in regular season suspensions... there’s no need for him to do that there, it’s a meaningless game, so why “punish” him with more games that don’t matter? Losing Kempny isn’t nothing for the Caps
Bortuzzo was running around much of last night... that video itself looks pretty intentional, but within the greater context I can see why this is at least a hearing.
He'll sit a few for that. There's no denying the elbow/forearm knocked him out. He was being a meathead last night.
Bad hit. Elbow definitely looked high. 3 games, maybe 4.
Wasn't particularly violent, but caught Kempny in a bad spot and was obviously a very unfortunate result. Bortuzzo was acting like an idiot last night, he deserves whatever punishment he gets for this hit.
Glad Kempny was able to get up and skate off under his own power, hope he has no lingering effects from the hit.
For a guy with little or no DPS history? Nah, I would say 1 RS game or the last 2 PS games max. Maybe even just a fine.
Don't get me wrong, it was pretty dumb on Bortuzzo's part and I didn't like the hit at all, but it's going to be hard to defend the position for a lengthy suspension when he doesn't even leaves his skates. He just took an unnecessary liberty against a guy who was puck watching. He would have taken exception to someone hitting one of his teammates like that, and rightly so, so he has no one to blame but himself.
Only other suspension I know of was 2 games for a hit on Jagr. But with Kempny being out with a Concussion. I can see it go up to 3-4.
He has a concussion
Wilson is such a dirty player
Sorry to hear that but not entirely surprising given his reaction immediately following the hit. Hope Kempny is back to 100% in time for the regular season.
Like I said, Bortuzzo deserves whatever punishment he gets for that hit.
How did Wilson get in this conversation?
Probably b/c he beat the snot outta Bortuzzo a few minutes after this hit LOL
No defending that. Bortuzzo deserves whatever he gets.
Lol, this thread is just Blues fans coming in here to try and look classy, no other fans seem to care at all.
4/5 classless Wilson.
Isn't that him every night?
Yeah that’s suspension worthy
The Capitals and Blues should just not play each other in the preseason-season. Someone alway gets suspended.
I think this game was pretty much the result of the Blues remembering last year's pre-season with Wilson injuring a couple of our players.
Initial Elbowing looks a 2 min penalty, but the way Kempny falls, its worse than I imagined and it deserves a suspension.
Somehow this is Wilson's fault.
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