Nov 13, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri (43) collides with Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) during the first period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Nazem Kadri to Face Hearing


Nazem Kadri has a hearing scheduled this afternoon with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his collision with Minnesota Wild goalie Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom left the game and did not return and Kadri recieved a two minute penalty on the play for goaltender. The grounds being considered for discipline are goalie interference and charging.

Kadri’s hit on Backstrom was not the only questionable play he made last night and honestly it is not the hit I thought he would have a hearing for. He was given a match penalty later in the game for an illegal check to the head on Mikael Granlund.

As for a suspension it is hard to say whether the Backstrom hit deserves a suspension it could just as easily have been an accident. The Granlund hit was a deliberate hit to the head. I’m really surprised at which hit they picked to add supplementary discipline. What do you think? Which hit was worse? How many games will Kadri get? Do either hits deserve suspensions? Share your thoughts in the comment box below, on facebook, or on twitter.

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  • James Allen

    Prolly gets 1-2 games! Bacstrom hit was not as bad as the granlund hit! He needs to play with an edge but he can’t take these stupid penalties he has been taking!

    • Katrina Capp

      I agree he took his physical game too far and now the team is going to lose another centre which is something they can’t afford with the loss of Bozak and Bolland.

  • James Allen

    Time to switch Kessel to centre, he is easily the best passer on the team! It was is natural position, played it in college!