Last night, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara put this high hit on Sharks forward Tommy Wingels at the 02:28 mark of the first period. Today, the National Hockey League said that Chara will not face any additional supplemental discipline for his high hit on the Sharks forward. Is there a double standard? I guess that's up to the fans and pundits to decide. In this case, my star player theory does seem to carry some merit.
Joe Meloni of Stanley Cup of Chowder has an interesting take on the matter. I thought after seeing the hit that Chara would get suspended for a game, based on some of the hits that have garnered a suspension so far this season.
No NHL discipline/hearing scheduled for Zdeno Chara stemming from hit on Tommy Wingels from last night http://t.co/BjiOjf9Obe #BruinsTalk
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) October 25, 2013