So, this cheap shot by Matt Calvert near the conclusion of the Blue Jackets’ Game 2 loss at the Penguins was worth only a one-game suspension.
Goon tactics by Columbus. It’s hard to take them seriously when they pull stunts like this. Message sending I get. But you don’t go about it this way. Calvert delivered a punch an unsuspecting Tom Kuhnackl that could’ve seriously injured him. Anyone who knows me knows I have no love for the Pens. Of course, their stars (Crosby especially) have gotten away with cheap stuff before without even a sniff from the Department of NHL Safety.
However, they have stuck to hockey in the first two games severely outplaying the Blue Jackets. Crosby and Malkin are having a field day so far. If they want to get back in the series, the Jackets need to shift the focus to hockey by scoring on Marc-Andre Fleury. He’s been brilliant in place of injured starter Matt Murray.
Personally, I believe what Calvert pulled was garbage. He should’ve gotten two or three games. But not the blind Dept. of Player Safety. Never. They are clueless. How else do you explain this cheap shot delivered by Montreal goon Steve Ott on Mats Zuccarello with the puck nowhere near that led to a scrum with Shea Weber pummeling J.T. Miller?
Typical garbage that Player Safety allows by going too soft.