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Carcillo to have hearing with NHL today

Mar 30, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

Carcillo1.jpgPer TSN,
Philadelphia Flyers winger Dan Carcillo will have a disciplinary hearing
today with the NHL, to be held at Noon EDT.

The word is that the
hearing will be via phone with Colin Campbell and his office.

is always the case with the NHL and these hearings, the punishment is
completely arbitrary and who knows what happens. The fact that David
Clarkson was injured (he needed three stitches) won’t help Carcillo’s
case, but watching the video it certainly didn’t appear that Carcillo
was actually trying to strike Clarkson in the face with his stick.

course, Carcillo’s past will be in play as well. He was suspended four
games earlier this season for sucker punching Matt Bradley, and was
suspended twice last season.

If it was a standalone incident, I’m
guessing it would be nothing more than a fine. Taking into account
Carcillo’s suspension history, a one-game suspension won’t be

But it’s Colin Campbell, so who knows.

  1. keith kaltman - Mar 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    sure – reward the moron – do not suspend him –instead let him continue to ” INTEND to injure more NHL players – give him his belt
    Bettman does not care – to bad I could not get on the ice – I would use my stick for a skewer on him – really get him good – & then you could suspend me for life – but I know his ass would finally be taken care of.

  2. Mitch Cumstein - Mar 30, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Keith, did you actually SEE the incident? Watch closely and you’ll see that Carcillo’s hand is knocked upward as Clarkson is dropping his gloves. Whoops, didn’t pay attention to that, did you? The match penalty and suspension is to be expected though… he does play for the Flyers.
    Looking back to the “sucker punch”, I’m sure it was also overlooked that Bradley had dropped his gloves… Carcillo gets suspended because he was faster to the punch against an opponent who was clearly willing to fight.
    What a crock of shit! I second your BOO for the NHL, just for different reasons.

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