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The NHL Needs to Stop Protecting Crosby & Malkin

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

"Don't worry Evgeni, we'll protect you."

In case you don't know, that is what Colin Campbell—who just happens to be the Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League—phoned Penguins' center Evgeni Malkin moments after Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals was over because Evgeni Malkin broke a rule and by law, was going to be suspended for Game 3.

Don't believe me? Read the rule yourself, here it is:

Rule 47.22 in the NHL Rulebook states:

"A player or goalkeeper who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five minutes of regulation time or at any time in overtime, shall automatically be suspended for one game."

Correct me if I'm wrong...

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