There's no defending this bush league cross check by Columbus Bluejackets forward Brandon Dubinsky. I mean seriously, Dubinsky tries to remove Sidney Crosby's head from his body. This dirty hit is worthy of a suspension. If you're a fan of the NHL, there's a chance you're embarrassed that Dubinsky was only given a two-minute minor for this egregious act of violence. Now will the league step up?
Just for the record, I am not a fan of the Penguins, but I don't want to see the league's superstars knocked out of the game by a senseless, dirty, boneheaded hit.
Wow. Cross Check to the back of Crosby's neck from Brandon Dubinsky gets just a 2 minute penalty. Playoff atmosphere in Columbus tonight.— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) November 28, 2015
Dubinsky will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Players safety.
Brandon Dubinsky: Will have a hearing with the league regarding his actions in the most rece... https://t.co/VMyqNEGuZ8 #nhl #CBJ— Left Wing Lock (@Left_Wing_Lock) November 28, 2015
Apparently, former NHL goon Matthew Barnaby didn't think that Dubinsky's cross check warrants a suspension. Wait, what?
The only suspension questionable is one to neck. And not bad at all. 2nd cross check is not suspension. No way no how. We'll discuss Monday— Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636) November 28, 2015
NHL might suspend Dubinsky. I don't think he deserves it all. There was Zero force. Just my opinion. Comes down to their opinion— Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636) November 28, 2015