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Hey look, another suspension-worthy hit

Dec 23, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

Lennart Petrell, Jared Spurgeon AP

Edmonton’s Lennart Petrell isn’t exactly a household name, but Brendan Shanahan will probably get to know him very soon. Petrell shoved Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky from behind putting him head-first into the boards. Petrell earned a five-minute major for checking from behind and a game misconduct.

We’ve seen similar hits to this wind up in suspensions in the past and while Petrell doesn’t have much of any NHL record, this is a pretty poor way to make an impression. Hockey Wilderness hopes Petrell actually gets suspended while Copper And Blue thinks he’ll get two games.

Judge for yourselves.

  1. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Ron Burgundy, stay classy

  2. elvispocomo - Dec 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    I’m happy with the penalty on the ice, he doesn’t push him much, and you can see Zidliky’s left skate hit a rut or something when he starts to go down. Certainly not all Petrell’s fault.

    • elvispocomo - Dec 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM

      From @DarrenDreger: No hearings today in the NHL. Zidlicky was off balance and there’s no apparent shove from Petrell.

      Like I said, look at his skate wobble when he falls.

  3. drakost - Dec 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    I agree with elvis, penalty sure, suspension? are you kidding me? What do you think this is the NFL?

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