That's not the point. The point is that Edzo does show his bias when the Hawks are playing and that isn't good for the game, especially on nationally broadcasted stations. They should be using a broadcaster that his team is not playing in the playoffs.
Exactly. It would really be no different if NBC said, "Hey, Ken and Mick...you want to do national play-by-play for this series?" Chicago fans would be livid (and rightly so). The fact of the matter is, Edzo is EXTREMELY unprofessional when it comes to Chicago and Pittsburgh games on NBC and has all too often actually WHINED on air about the mistreatment of his favored team. I remember when the Wings won a game in OT over Chicago and Edzo let out a big, annoyed sigh when the GWG occurred. That ain't professional.
So...anybody think Letang gets the automatic, non-discretionary 10-game suspension?
40.3 Automatic Suspension – Category II - Any player who deliberately applies physical force to an official in any manner (excluding actions as set out in Category I), which physical force is applied without intent to injure, or who spits on an official,shall be automatically suspended for not less than ten (10) games.
Last night was another perfect case in point as to why I don't like the Pens. It reminded me so much of Game 2 in 2009 against us. Pens lose, they act like spoiled little brats, throw punches, take cheap shots, etc. They did it against us, they did it last year against Philly and now they're doing it this year against the Isles. They are TERRIBLE losers. Does frustration play a part in it? Sure, but guys like Crosby and Malkin can't act like that for two reasons. One, they're supposed to be the leaders of the team. Coming unglued at the end of every losing game isn't leadership. And two, the NHL wants them to be the faces of the league. Being a sore loser isn't the image that the NHL is striving for.
Don't forget Iginla's unnecessary and potentially dangerous hit at the end of the game. Status quo for him, even moreso as a Penguin now.