There’s not a whole lot happening in the NHL right now. That massive Kovalchuk contract was bounced by the league. We could talk about that for a bit, but chances are he’ll just resign with New Jersey all over again. Boring. We could speculate about where Antti Niemi will go, (Washington is my guess), but your guess is as good as mine.
Instead, let’s bask in the hilarity that Down Goes Brown constantly brings to the NHL blogging scene:
If you don’t read DGB on a consistent basis, you’re seriously missing out. You should definitely check out his take on the whole Kovalchuk mess as well. We’ve discussed the merits of the suspensions (and non-suspensions) handed out by the NHL in the past, and at times, it really does seem as random and senseless as this flowchart. We saw the ridiculous over-reaction from the league over Sean Avery’s comments, and we’ve seen the league turn a blind eye to violent and suspension-worthy hits.
Still good to know that ‘The View’ plays a big part in the disciplinary actions of the NHL.