According to several reports that emerged Monday morning, Connor McDavid will not be penalized or suspended for his on-board blow to Adrian Kempe during the Edmonton Oilers game against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night. At the end of the third inning of the Oilers’ loss, McDavid hit Kempe with a swing that caught him up with the numbers and sent the striker into the front glass.
McDavid was judged to be short of the main 5 minutes and there was a misbehavior in the game and the kings scored three goals in that main game to take the game away. The penalties section for the game’s misconduct opened the door to possible additional discipline, but McDavid will not be penalized or suspended after the league reviews the game.
Sportsnet’s Mark Spector writes, “This is not surprising. 97 has no history of hitting from behind. It didn’t take long in Kempe. There were no injuries for Kempe, who scored in the PP afterwards. The right call was made by the officials directly. Go ahead. “Head Coach Dave Tippett note, “The guy turned to him. Connor poked fun at him. They said he (Kempe) was in pain and he’s going to be out in the next game. I’ll have to watch it again.”
Of course, this won’t quiet down the discussion about missed calls and fairness in penalties when it comes to McDavid. It’s been a long topic of discussion that the NHL has been missing out on violations against McDavid for years now, and fans in Edmonton have shown numerous videos in which McDavid is caught by opposing players, the referee watching. live match and no calls are made. Others have shown videos of McDavid playing, where he has played on the edge and played dirty in the past, suggesting that no one should be surprised when he tries to take down a player.
This is a debate that will never end.
One of the main problems appeared to be missed calls during some games on Sunday night that were ignored by officials. In this particular game, McDavid could get frustrated by the lack of calls that could lead to Kempe hitting and him getting a hefty fine. The same can be said for the Jets vs. Maple Leafs, where three players from that competition received (or will receive) additional discipline.
https://nhltradetalk.com/mcdavid-escapes-suspension-boarding-hit-adrian-kempe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mcdavid-escapes-suspension-boarding-hit-adrian-kempe McDavid evades additional discipline for boarding access to Kempe