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Brad Marchand suspended: Was it fair? [Poll]

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Brad Marchand has received his discipline, it’s time to hear what you have to say on the matter.


What do you think about the suspension?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    It’s not enough.
    (127 votes)
  • 23%
    It’s too many games.
    (86 votes)
  • 42%
    The league got it right.
    (157 votes)
370 votes total Vote Now

My two cents:

I think the league got it right. Suspending Marchand for two games was too easy for them to do anything else. If the Bruins hadn’t already clinched a spot, the league may have given it a bit more thought.

However, the B’s are in, and while these two games control seeding, they’re not going to make or break the team’s season.

I’m sure the league isn’t supposed to take that into consideration, and it probably wasn’t a factor.

But it seems like suspending Marchand satisfies everyone: Tampa is happy that he got some discipline. The Bruins are happy he won’t miss any playoff games. The league is happy that it looks like they punished him.

Everyone wins.