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Buffalo Sabres Captain Calls Out The NHL For Double Standard On Evander Kane Hit

Published December 10, 2023 at 3:41 PM
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Last night Buffalo Sabres captain Kyle Okposo called out the NHL during a post-game press conference for their double standards.

Sabres Forward Ejected For Hit From Behind



Last night in the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens game a player was ejected for a hit from behind.

Sabres forward Eric Robinson came in full speed on a forecheck and boarded Montreal defenseman Justin Barron. Barron would leave the game momentarily with an injury. Robinson would be given a 5-minute major and be ejected from the game.



This play was controversial to many as it resembled a play from the night before involving Evander Kane. Kane was not penalized at all on the play or ejected.


The plays do look quite similar and were given far different assessments by the referees. This led Sabres captain Kyle Okposo to comment on the situation.

Sabres Captain Calls Out The NHL For Double Standard



The Sabres would go on to lose 3-2 in a shootout. Both goals in regulation for the Canadiens came off of the 5-minute powerplay from the Robinson hit. The call having such an impact on the game led Sabres captain Kyle Okposo to comment on the drastic difference in how the hits were called.

"... I just don't understand how Evander Kane gets nothing last night and there's a five-minute penalty. It doesn't make any sense. Like, it's the exact same play."


As of now, there has not been an announcement of a fine or suspension for Robinson. Kyle Okposo could also possibly expect a fine for his comments on the NHL and its officiating regardless if he is justified in his gripes or not.

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Buffalo Sabres Captain Calls Out The NHL For Double Standard On Evander Kane Hit

Which hit was worse?

Eric Robinson7749.4 %
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They were the same4226.9 %
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