It has now been reported that Chris Pronger has been suspended eight games by the National Hockey League for his skate stomp on Ryan Kessler on Wednesday night. Whether you agree with the decision or not, you have to give the NHL credit for handing down, um,
swift consistent well, justice of some sort. Evidently, even Chris Pronger has to face the wrath of Colin Campbell on occasion, even if he waived his opportunity for a face-to-face sit-down with Campbell and instead opted for a telephone conference.
Be that as it may, it appears one of our own was on the forefront of the whole Chris Pronger situation. The only question I have is: why, RD, why?
I am aware this article by Mark Dixon was published on The Hockey News website on March 14th, but check out the headline:
Top Shelf: Reasonable doubt gets Pronger off the hook
I suppose this shows even with one of the best on his side, Pronger was going down. What a shame. But don’t worry Ducks fans, he’ll be back in time to get suspended again in the playoffs.
(Big assist to the website Playoff Beard for use of the Pronger caricature)