Felger: (McAvoy) got off easy and got lucky
Boston Bruins defenseman, Charlie McAvoy, was suspended for four games by the National Hockey League Player Safety department for his hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the Bruins 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. On Wednesday’s Felger and Mazz the guys gave their thoughts on the suspension for McAvoy.
Did Charlie McAvoy get off easy…
Felger: I think he got off easy and got lucky. This one reeked to me of a seven gamer. This hit was as bad as it gets and as blatant as it gets and I think in some ways, in a lot of ways, you’re fortunate it was only four games Mazz, your thoughts?
Mazz: So I thought five games and then based on the stuff people were saying yesterday about what the league typically does, I thought maybe it’s going to be as low as three or four came in in the middle. So they probably got off a little light, but I think they’re pretty close.
Felger: I don’t even know what the league typically does. I wasn’t basing it on that, I was just basing it on how freaking blatant that was. That was a bad one. Murray, you have a thought?
Jim Murray: Yeah he raised raised the shoulder to chin level and it was blatant. I thought it’d be six because I feel like if you look at hits that are somewhat close to this, at least that’s what the buzz was on Twitter, like he might be getting six games, but it’s four. Feels a little light, but either way, it’s well-deserved.
Felger: Yeah. So, I mean, again, I think he got off easy. So they called up Mason Lohrei. Good. It’s too bad it took this or Matt Grzelcyk getting hurt for the kid to come up, but let’s see it. I hope he sticks.