Right in the numbers, it is a pretty standard boarding penalty that Brandon Bollig gave to Keith Ballard.

However the NHL still felt the hit was worth a two game enforced stay off the ice.

When I saw the hit in real time I thought it was a penalty, but not a suspension. However the NHL decided to take a look at it as the result had Ballard leave the game with an injury not to return.

Surprisingly when I put the hit through the suspension system, Bollig ends up getting three games. I think this is a little bit of overkill to be honest.



Maybe I am starting to get on board with the NHL and their decision-making, but the system is in place for that exact reason. Consistency is the name of the game and the system give us three games.

As always comments are welcome so we can improve this.