NHL Suspends Daniel Carcillo Four Games, But Why?

December 7th, 2009 by Kevin Lagowski Leave a reply »
NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell has had his hands full dishing out numerous suspensions this year, including a recent two-gamer to superstar Alex Ovechkin.

So it should come as no surprise to anyone when a player like Daniel Carcillo ends up with a four-game ban.

But Carcillo was not guilty of a cheap hit, abusing an official, or anything that you can classify as "dirty."

Instead, he is a mere victim of circumstance and his own stupidity.

With the team having finally scored a goal for the first time in over a week and engaged in a 1-1 game with Washington on Saturday night, Carcillo decked Matt Bradley with one punch, leaving him bloodied and woozy.

The result was a ridiculously crippling nine-minute power play, which has probably never happened before in the history of the NHL. The game was quickly out of reach, leading to an ugly final score of 8-2.

Not exactly the impression Carcillo wanted to make on new coach Peter Laviolette in his first game behind the Flyers bench.

But why the four-game suspension?

All he did was fight.

The NHL is not in the business of su ...

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