“The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those kinds of actions are unacceptable and embarrassing to the sport. It failed.
We, as a league, must do a better job of protecting the integrity of the game and the safety of our players. We must make it clear that those kinds of actions will not be tolerated and will be met with meaningful disciplinary action.”
So it’s a new season, with a new discipline czar. Let’s see what’s changed since Mario said he needs to re-think whether or not he wants to be part of the NHL:
Yes, I know that Asham apologized for it after the game. Doesn’t change the fact that he did it.