Friday, October 11, 2013

Canucks' Edler Suspended Three Games for Headhunting Sharks' Tomas Hertl

It didn't take long for the San Jose Sharks' 19-year-old goal-scoring machine Tomas Hertl to become a marked man. Just one game after his ridiculous between-the-legs breakaway goal went viral on the internet, Hertl was kept off the scoresheet in Vancouver. But that didn't stop the Sharks from improving their NHL-best record to 4-0, with 4-1 victory over the Canucks, their second of the season.

It didn't stop the NHL from handing down stiff punishment to Edler, who is a second-time offender, either. Kudos to the NHL for that, and for providing us with a nifty little video to explain why Edler's hit was egregious (see above).

There was no penalty on the play and, thankfully, Hertl suffered no injury.