Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is appealing his six-game suspension for his sucker punch and stick jab at Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry. It was the eighth time in Marchand’s career that the Department of Player Safety dished a suspension and the 13th time he’s received extra love from the league.
On 93-7 the Fan, Jeff Hatthorn debated the shortness of the suspension and the Penguins response with our own Dan Kingerski. On Friday, Marchand appealed the suspension.
Penguins fans wanted far more–of both–, but Dan put some things into context, including the “freebie” Marchand knows is coming when the Bruins visit the Penguins on April 21.
In no particular order, Penguins fans wanted blood, a pig pile with punching Penguins on top of Marchand, a 20-game suspension, and more blood.
Hatthorn kept Dan for more than 20 minutes on Friday night. It’s like an entire podcast. Hatthorn also asked the PHN editor-in-chief about Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan’s desire to put Kasperi Kapanen back with Evgeni Malkin, when Malkin likely returns on Sunday. Is that a good thing?
What will GM Ron Hextall do at the NHL trade deadline–has Casey DeSmith done enough to end doubts about his role, where can the Penguins upgrade, and what can they afford to deal?
It’s a wide-ranging and quick-moving conversation. Do you agree with Dan?