NHL Suspensions: Colin Campbell’s Inconsistentcy Cause for Concern

October 17th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Suspensions in pro sports, more specifically in the NHL, have long been a hot topic of debate amongst sports fans everywhere.

Like them or not—which usually depends on whether or not one of the players on your team is being penalized for his actions—most suspensions are warranted.

While the validity of a suspension is typically a non-factor, there is often a lot of debate that goes with the length of the suspension and the ensuing fines that often go with them.

As early as it is in the NHL season, NHL chief disciplinarian Colin Campbell has already handed out a pair of suspensions that have caused NHL fans to call into sports shows and hit the NHL boards en mass to voice their displeasure and concern (both pro and con) over the length of the suspensions Campbell handed out.

First up—New York Islanders defenseman James (don’t call me Jeff Finger) Wisniewski made a rather crude gesture towards NHL ultra-pest Sean Avery, which, while inappropriate, didn’t hurt anyone and given Avery’s past behavior (which has been brutal at best), may have been well-deserved.

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