According to Heika’s blog, Otter has been suspended 3 games for his hit on Leopold on Sunday. It’s the first time he’s been suspended in the NHL. What do you guys think about it being 3 games? Is it too severe or not severe enough?
Otter responded to the hit at practice today saying that he thought it was a clean hit and didn’t deserve a suspension. Tippett didn’t think it was severe enough to get a suspension either. I definitely don’t think it should have been 3 games… Some of the other hits that just got 1 or 2 seemed way worse.
It also makes me wonder if they would have suspended Salei or Finger for their hits on Mikey and Brenden if they had gotten hurt and stayed off the ice. I think there’s gonna be more bad blood between the two teams next time they play.
I didn’t see the hit, so I’m not really sure what to say about it. All I saw was Ott beating up Salei right after his hit on Leopold. It sucks to lose another guy for a few more games though… at least he’s not a defenseman because we’d be in a real bind then. His next game back should be the 22nd against the Kings. I was hoping to see him on the 19th against the Ducks because he is so good at getting under their skin.
In other news, the Guppies beat the worthless-can’t-win-a-game-when-they-need-to Predators tonight so they’re in 1st place in the Pacific with two games in hand on the Stars. If the playoffs started today, we’d be playing Anaheim.