Colin Campbell: Enough with the Double Standard on “Dirty Hits”

March 17th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
The NHL department for player discipline is by far the worst of the four major North American sports.

Colin Campbell, the man in charge of deciding the "appropriate" punishment for transgressions in the NHL, is by far the most idiotic and unintelligent head of discipline.

Now, there have been numerous instances to show why Campbell is such a lunatic when it comes to handing out suspensions, but no example is as crystal clear as a couple of recent hits this season.

How Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke was not suspended for this hit: , yet Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin was suspended for this hit:, is absolute nonsense.

To be fair, both hits are of different variety and both hits caused what will most likely be season-ending injuries for both players.

However, one thing is clear. Cooke's hit on Boston's star center Marc Savard was much more deserving of a suspension than Ovechkin's hit on Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell.

Why? Because of intent to injure.

Ovechkin may run around on the ice and loo ...

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