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Fans calling for suspension after Brad Marchand was sucker punched


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Austin Sabourin
May 11, 2024  (10:50)
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Sam Bennett hitting Brad Marchand
Photo credit: TD, Esq. twitter

In a recent playoff game between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers, a controversial play took center stage and stirred up quite the debate.

Bruins' captain Brad Marchand was on the receiving end of what many fans on social media are calling a high hit from Panthers' Sam Bennett.
This particular incident forced Marchand out of the game, and opinions are flying about whether it was a dangerous move deserving of a penalty or just part of the rough-and-tumble nature of playoff hockey.
The reactions have been varied and vocal. Some believe the hit was severe enough to warrant further scrutiny and possibly a suspension, emphasizing player safety.
Others argue it's all part of the game's intensity and suggest that Marchand, known for his savvy on the ice, might have embellished the impact to sway the officials—a common tactic in high-stakes games.
Man, shame we didn't pick up a sucker punch. Let's hope Marchand isn't dealing with a concussion. Would be a shame to have missed something like this in a highly scrutinized game

This has sparked a broader discussion about NHL officiating, with many pointing out what they see as inconsistency in penalty calls. Critics argue that there's a double standard at play, affecting how different teams and players are treated during the playoffs.
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Fans calling for Bennett to be suspended after high hit on Marchand

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