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Report: No fine or suspension for Perry’s spear on Benn

Apr 19, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT


If the NHL’s supplementary discipline decisions regarding spearing to … precious areas in the early going of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs are any indication, a cup/athletic supporter is becoming a mandatory piece of equipment.

(Some athletes tend to forego that option for the sake of comfort and mobility, believe it or not.)

Earlier on Saturday, the leagued fined (but didn’t suspend) Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser. If a report by the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman is correct, Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry won’t even get a lighter wallet for his spearing infraction on Dallas Stars winger Jamie Benn.

Are the two infractions truly different? Feel free to break them down side-by-side:

Perry, 28, received a four-game suspension in March 2013 and another four-game mark way back in January 2009.

The Ducks have a 2-0 series lead over the Stars as the series shifts back to Dallas for Game 3 on Monday.

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Should have been fined as much as Lucic. I guess it’s a free for all. Everyone spear away.

    • kaptaanamerica - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:47 AM

      It’s a joke that this guy didn’t get suspended considering he’s a multiple offender. Someone should give him a two hander in the same area and see what happens. If there’s a fine or suspension they should appeal to an independent arbitrator as per the cba and use this as an example.

  2. sixchr - Apr 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Here comes all the outrage! Oh wait…

  3. storminator16 - Apr 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Can’t remember the last time someone was suspended for spearing. It’s been a few years so these fines should be no surprise. However, still seems weird spearing isn’t a suspendable offense anymore. Slippery slope; league is just asking guys to start using there sticks as weapons again. Lesson not learned it seems.

    • storminator16 - Apr 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

      “Their”. I wish there was a way to edit posts.

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Very inconsistent

  5. dontbsuchapuss - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Typical league no consistency and certain players get a pass. If you play dirty it shouldn’t matter who it is but it does.

    • theheez - Apr 20, 2014 at 9:45 AM

      Are you saying Perry is more popular with the league than Lucic? Maybe the league is tougher on Boston, oh wait…

  6. dropthepuckeh - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    This happens in almost every game. Where are all the righteous peeps complaining on here like the Lucic article? Same play essentially and clearly deliberate.


  7. arbruins - Apr 19, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Exactly dropthepuckeh…it’s the losers that just started watching hockey (and by the way, are also the ones ruining the game) that are blind to the fact that this happens all the time. They say they watch the game but we know they don’t know anything about it. Go back to watching golf or watching flys have sex on discovery Chanel.

  8. dawgpounddave - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    If anyone was to get a fine or suspension from that game, it should be Trevor Daley. How he only got 2 mins for aggravated assault is beyond me.

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