Hyperbole Aside, Derek Boogaard Deserved More

March 8th, 2010 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »

On Sunday afternoon, Derek Boogaard served the first of what is a two-game suspension for a knee-to-knee hit on the Edmonton Oilers Ryan Jones.


There has been much made about the hit so far, with a few members of the media weighing in.


From the Cult of Hockey’s David Staples:


“So it happened again, just as it's happened so many times with Derek Boogaard and an Edmonton Oiler, Boogaard—the very definition of a goon hockey player—making an illegal hit and almost crippling Edmonton winger Ryan Jones.


This wasn't a hockey play, this was a crime on ice, the kind Boogaard is known fo ...

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