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Wild's Peters suspended one game for cross check

Posted on: February 19, 2012 4:53 pm

By Brian Stubits

Warren Peters of the Minnesota Wild was suspended for one game by the NHL and Brendan Shanahan on Sunday for a cross check he delivered to the head of Blues captain David Backes on Saturday.

The check came in a post-play scrum where Backes was surrounded by three Wild players including Peters. It came in apparent retaliation for a Backes hit a moment earlier.

Peters only receives one game for the cross check to the side of Backes' head because not all of Shanny's naughty checklist was met. Backes didn't suffer any apparent injuries as a result and Peters doesn't have a disciplinary history to speak of. So the punishment is just one game.

I think this ruling carries a little bit of a hidden significance, however. It serves as a reminder that the NHL is looking at every game and every play with an eye out for these things. This wasn't a well-publicized incident at all. In fact, when it the suspension came down, I didn't even know what it was about.

In that way it is a small sign that they are serious in Shanny's offices, if that was even in question in the first place.

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Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 10:54 am
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Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 12:39 am

Wild's Peters suspended one game for cross check

I agree totally Shanahan!  Peters would be a welcome addition to my team because he proved with this type of play he is a true CHEAP SHOT ARTIST!  Two of Peters buddies are surrounding Backes, Backes is not even looking at Peters and the cowardly Peters Cross checks Backes to the right side of his head.  This is almost as bad as the Marty McSorley stick incident against Brashear.  Cowardly, Cheap and beneath a true warrior.

Since: Jul 19, 2011
Posted on: February 19, 2012 8:39 pm

Wild's Peters suspended one game for cross check

Shanahan, you are pathetic.  Watch the video again (after you put on your glasses) and you'll see a player who clearly cross checks another while moving his pay attention Shanny...UPWARDS TOWARD THE HEAD.  One game?  Well I suppose the good news is when Peters removes his skate and slits another players throat at least he'll be a repeat offender in your book.....that should get him at least 2 games, right?  Pitiful. 

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