Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Gudas Ejected Again in New Jersey

Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas miraculously avoided suspension for his crushing hit on Sabres' Daniel Catenacci less than a week ago. Could Gudas possibly escape the wrath of the NHL's Department of Player Safety again?

On Tuesday night during the Flyers 6-3 win over New Jersey, Gudas blindsided Devils' tough guy Bobby Farnham in the first period and received a five-minute major and game misconduct for the deed.

Gudas has already been suspended for three games this season for this forearm shiver to the head of Mika Zibenajad, and has been reportedly spoken to by his own team about toning his physicality down. Apparently those conversations did not have much of an impact on Gudas.

The 25-year-old Prague native is clearly one of those guys that players like to have as a teammate but hate to play against. He's a one-man wrecking crew who has the capacity to change momentum of games with one big hit, but his hits are dangerous, and often target the head. Though this hit on Farnham was not as egregious as some of his others, the NHL might elect to suspend him just to send a message that he's treading very dangerous waters.