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Old 01-23-2012, 06:24 PM
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Alexander Ovechkin Suspended Three Games

NEW YORK - Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games without pay for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek during NHL Game #714 in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 22, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ovechkin will forfeit $154,677.75. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 4:05 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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Old 01-23-2012, 06:25 PM
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If he was Andy Sutton or Jody Shelley he'd get 30.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:26 PM
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Fair. I expected 2 or less.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:26 PM
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I would have given him a game or two more, but I'm glad he got something.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:41 PM
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Didn't see that coming. I feel a little dirty saying it, but Shanny more or less did the right thing here.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:02 PM
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If Z were injured on the play, this would have been a bit longer.

At least, I'm sure that's what will be said (if not already) as to why its not as long as say Andy Suttons.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:05 PM
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Funny... I thought repeat offenders got 5 or 7...
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:11 PM
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Maybe now they'll call up my man King and slap him onto the first line to produce some offense already bwahaha!1 take that Ovechkin you turd
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:35 PM
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Cant really argue it. Completely ridiculous though that he gets 3 games and Michalek gets nothing.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:41 PM
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I liked the hit, But i guess i like every hit.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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I'm shocked he got anything, to be honest. I didn't think Shanaban had the balls.

And I'm surprised that Michalek got nothing, because you can argue his hit was worse and dirtier than Ovechkin's.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:52 PM
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Funny... I thought repeat offenders got 5 or 7...
He's not classified as a repeat offender. Suspensions have to come within 18 months of each other.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:45 PM
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At least he got something which happily surprises me. At least it should quiet most of the debate about the leagues "double standard". At least for now.
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