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NHL Video: Do you think Duncan Keith should be suspended?

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith received a 4-minute high-sticking penalty last night after he swung his stick hitting Kings Jeff Carter in the face.

Does the fact that Duncan Keith is sorry, and tried to apologize several times excuse him from being suspended?

Leave a comment if you THINK Keith will get suspended? WILL Keith get suspended?

11 Comments

  1. Rookie

    June 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

    100% Yes. If nothing more than to make up for the Mike Richards “Non-call” besides the fact, He SWUNG HIS STICK AT HIS HEAD!!!!

  2. Dave

    June 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Sure he should be suspended but carter should be fined for slashing Keith’s hand. They are both Bush League plays.

  3. jake

    June 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

    with all the slashing that has been going on, ESP. by the Boston Bruins i am not surprised that this has happend. No, he should be susupended becuase the whole reason these things happen is because slashing is never called unless a stick is broken on a scoring chance. Just like parenting, you get a product of the rules you enforce and the rules you DON’T enforce.

  4. steven

    June 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    if anything he should get suspended one game, ya carter slashed his hand but you dont just go use your stick like that , understand he is upset but i mean thats too far, he could have just poked him back but not that.

  5. CMG

    June 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    If he’d slashed him back on the arm (which is probably what he meant to do), this wouldn’t be as big a deal.

    I think he’ll probably get fined, but I honestly would be surprised if he were suspended.

  6. theoil

    June 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Carter dug at his hand with his stick. Pretty easy to break a guy’s finger that way. If Keith gets suspended so should Carter. I am tired of the league always blaming the guy that ends things rather than the guy who started the crap in the first place.

    No suspension from me.

  7. Pesus

    June 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I think it was minor but League can’t let it go, then they are saying its ok to hit guys in the head. Keith is a very dirty player, you tube is littered with his elbow shots to the head.
    Send a message, 10 games. Say we are not messing around when it comes to hits to the head.

  8. Tim

    June 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    It looks like it was a mistake, he meant to just give him a slash for the lame Cindy Crosby glove kicking. Good sportsmanship of Keith to immediately show concern and apologize after a poor choice to slash but one 90%+ of us would have done.
    But YES!! He should be suspended to make him and all of us think twice before taking what cuold be just a harmless cheap shot in retaliation.

  9. Ian Chin

    June 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The play didn’t come out of left field… Carter’s slash of his bare hand was bush league, as was Keith’s response. Rob Blake played too many years with the Kings and Shanahan with Detroit (against Chicago) to not to suspend Keith here… likely playing up Carter’s injury as the rational for the suspension.

  10. matt

    June 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Sure you can justify that suspension.

    More importantly why weren’t Bolland and Cooke suspended for their respective dangerous hits?

    I really wish this ridiculous league could find its way toward a shred of consistency when it comes to these things.

    The inconsistency in discipline is just as dangerous as no discipline. At least with no discipline players won’t get lulled into a false sense of security.

    Its time to bring in someone who doesn’t have strong NHL ties in to regulate discipline. Shanny and Colin Campbell didn’t do a good job. They have former team mates and family members still playing and can’t be objective.

    The NHL seems to be miles behind the other major sports in this area.

  11. Ian Chin

    June 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Great take Matt!