Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby hitting Minnesota Wild defenseman Brock Faber
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MAJOR: Sidney Crosby May Face Suspension After Dirty Hit on Calder Favourite

Published February 11, 2024 at 10:36

In a recent match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild, Sidney Crosby's hit on rookie defenseman Brock Faber spadked controversy, raising questions about a possible suspension.

Controversial Hit by Crosby on Faber: A Case for Suspension?

During the close game, Sidney Crosby's aggressive play against Brock Faber, a promising rookie for the Wild, caught attention. Crosby was seen wrapping his hands around Faber's head, with his stick making contact with Faber's face, a move that surprisingly avoided penalty calls, suggesting possible preferential treatment by the officials.

The incident could lead to punishment from the NHL DOPS, which could be a fine or a suspension.

Despite the controversy, the Minnesota Wild locked down a 3-2 victory over the Penguins, with Faber being a key part of it.

Faber Challenging Bedard for the Calder Trophy

Entering the season, Connor Bedard was the anticipated favorite for the Calder Trophy. However, Brock Faber's high-end performance has sparked debates about the rookie of the year.

Faber's significant ice time and productivity, especially as a defenseman, place him among the top rookies and present him as a strong contender against Bedard for the award.
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MAJOR: Sidney Crosby May Face Suspension After Dirty Hit on Calder Favourite

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