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Seattle Star Goes Down After A Dirty Hit From Dirty Player

Published October 20, 2023 at 9:46
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McCann Receives Scary Hit From Lemieux

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In the recent matchup between the Carolina Hurricanes and Seattle Kraken, Jared McCann found himself at the receiving end of a major hit by Brendan Lemieux. Just as McCann was trying to regain his footing from a fall, Lemieux unexpectedly launched himself onto him.

At the moment of the hit, Lemieux neither had possession of the puck nor was in a favorable position.


Here's the controversial sequence:


Following this, Lemieux was handed a minor penalty for roughing. But rookie Tye Kartye didn't let the incident slide. He squared up against Lemieux, showcasing commendable team spirit.

"Some leadership from the rookie. After scoring his first NHL goal, Tye Kartye stands up for his teammate and makes Brendan Lemieux answer for his hit on Jared McCann."


Consequences Incoming for Lemieux?



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Receiving just a two-minute penalty implies that the officials didn't perceive the hit as targeting the head, typically sparing players from suspensions.

However, given Lemieux's track record of suspensions for perilous checks, he might find himself under the NHL's scrutiny once more, especially being a recurrent offender.

Do you think the NHL should suspend Lemieux for the hit on McCann?

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