Compare these two incidents from a couple of days ago. First is Niklas Hjalmarsson’s hit from behind on Jason Pominville. Next is James Wisniewski presumably telling Sean Avery what he thinks Avery does best. Yesterday, both received similar two-game suspensions. Only in the NHL are the two incidents equally egregious. As a result of Hjalmarsson’s hit, Pominville suffered a concussion. At most, Wisniewski’s gesture probably hurt Avery’s feelings. I’m not saying that Wisniewski deserves to go unpunished; I agree it was crude and offensive. But you can’t tell me that hockey players don’t say crude or offensive things on the...
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