It was announced earlier today that Alex Kerfoot has been suspended for 2 games for his hit on Erik Johnson of the Colorado Avalanche.
Alex Kerfoot crosschecks Erik Johnson into the boards, scary play. pic.twitter.com/33y3jgcXX2
— Brandon Murphy (@2Murphy8) November 24, 2019
The hit was dangerous and a scary one for Erik Johnson, no doubt, and it deserved a penalty and a suspension.
The question Maple Leaf fans are asking is how that gets 2 games and Robert Bortuzzo only gets 4 for his vicious cross check of Viktor Arvidsson, of the Nashville Predators, also on Saturday night.
Viktor Arvidsson injured after taking two nasty cross-checks from Robert Bortuzzo pic.twitter.com/v8jVySeoab
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 24, 2019
If you’d like the full explanation from the hacks at the Department of Player Safety, feel free to watch them here:
St. Louis’ Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games for Cross-checking Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson. https://t.co/zYPlLjudxl
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 24, 2019
If you don’t want to watch it I’ll give you the final summary from the DOPS.
- This is cross checking
- There was an injury on the play
- Robert Bortuzzo is a repeat offender (this will be his 3rd cross checking related suspension)
And now Kerfoot….
Toronto’s Alexander Kerfoot has been suspended for two games for Boarding Colorado’s Erik Johnson. https://t.co/Q1i23tNvVr
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 25, 2019
If you don’t want to watch this one either, I’ll give you the final summary from the DOPS again.
- This is boarding
- No prior history of suspensions
Colour me confused but I would think that there would have been a much larger gap between the two suspensions. Especially considering one player (Bortuzzo) was obviously trying to hurt the other, while the other (Kerfoot), was obviously taken back by what had just unfolded and appeared to check to see if Johnson, his ex-teammate, was okay.
— Daily Faceoff (@DailyFaceoff) November 25, 2019
No idea indeed.
I assume George Parros isn’t biased. The title is a joke, honestly, so now I have to question what exactly is going on here to make him suspend Leafs like this ……
…….. oh…….. well that explains a lot.