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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- The Penalty Too Much

By Keith Schultz
Oct 25, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) passes the puck under pressure from St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) during the second period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) passes the puck under pressure from St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) during the second period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning, Chicago Blackhawks fans! Former Chicago Blackhawks and Stanley Cup champion Antoine Vermette slashed a ref the other night, so how long of a suspension will he face?

Every year there seems to be a play or two that makes the NHL talk, and we have watched two of those plays during the Chicago Blackhawks’ bye week.

The first play was when

Gustav Nyquist

speared

Jared Spurgeon

during the Minnesota Wild vs Detroit Red Wings game.

Nyquist received a six-game suspension for the high stick, and that made Chicago Blackhawks fans wonder if it was too much or not enough when comparing it to the

Duncan Keith

play last year.  If you forgot the play here it is.

So, I think as long as the NHL stays fair I’m fine with the suspension, but I’m sure if it was Raffi Torres making the play, NHL fans would have been screaming for the rest of the season as a suspension.

The other play was Antoine Vermette slashing a referee.  The play looked like a love tap to me, but no matter if it was or not, the former Blackhawk should face a long suspension. He faces a minimum of 10 games under NHL rules.

You just can’t touch the refs, and he could of made the point to the ref without hitting him with his stick. If you missed the player from the other night, here is the Vermette slash.

So, while the ’Hawks are away the NHL players play … badly.  What do you think? Should Vermette get 10 games or more? Do you think Nyquist should have received more than six games? Interesting week around the NHL.

More from Blackhawks News

Here are some morning links to start your Thursday morning.

Watch another episode of Soup And A Sandwich featuring Brian Campbell and Artemi Panarin (Blackhawks)

Coaches and NHL teams are learning on how to adapt to the condensed schedule (CSN)

Chicago Blackhawks’ sixth-round magic. Some real draft gems (Committed Indians)

The Chicago Blackhawks sign Chicago Mission as a tenant to the new practice facility (Crains)

Next: NHL Power Rankings

Watch the Detroit Red Wings honor their late owner (Puck Daddy)

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