No Discipline for Alex Killorn After Hit On Paul Ranger

It was announced this morning that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn won’t receive any supplementary discipline for his hit on Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger last night. Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Toronto Maple Leafs: “#Leafs defenceman Paul Ranger was assessed and discharged from hospital in Toronto Wednesday evening.”

Do you agree with this? If you think there should have been a suspension, how many games? (state if you are a Leafs fan or not)

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  1. #1 by Paul at March 20th, 2014

    Looks like textbook boarding to me. Definitely should have been some kind of suspension.

    Go Bruins

  2. #2 by Brandon at March 20th, 2014

    shouldve been 2 games, there was no need for that hit to be made. couple seconds left, he never touched the puck and there was no real play to be made even if he had gotten it after the hit. The refs made the right call, the shanny severely dropped the ball on this one.

  3. #3 by Shane at March 20th, 2014

    Paul, just because it’s boarding doesn’t make it a suspension. Should we suspend for high-sticking? Or goalie interference? Looked to me like Ranger turned his back at the last moment… what is the approaching player to do in that situation? NHL needs to address this. Players should not put themselves in vulnerable spots and too many do it because they know they can draw a penalty.

  4. #4 by Andy at March 20th, 2014

    Flyers fan! No suspension. You can see Ranger looking over his right shoulder and knows where Killorn is. Ranger then turns his back to Killorn and the puck is slow to come around the boards so Ranger stops and trys to go to his left but by that time Killorn is already in that position and thus drives Ranger into the boards.

  5. #5 by Daddy at March 20th, 2014

    Looks to me like Killorn wasn’t going to even hit Ranger, but was actually going in to put himself along the boards to stop a dump out on his side. By turning from right to left, and thus into Killorn’s path, Ranger put himself into the hit when he wouldn’t have been hit otherwise.

  6. #6 by Scott at March 20th, 2014

    Killorn was lining up to check him the whole way. He made no effort to avoid crushing the dude’s head. Minimum 2-game suspension. Not a Leafs fan.

  7. #7 by Canucks fan at March 20th, 2014

    Ranger stopped and changed his momentum causing his back to face Killorn. He’s an NHL player whos expected to hit on a forecheck, there was not 1 second on clock but from what I remember watching the game 5 or 6; plenty of time to hit, take puck, score.. No suspension needed

  8. #8 by Matt at March 20th, 2014

    This is hockey. Tired of everyone treating it like basketball. This is a mans sport. There were never suspensions before shanny took over like there is now. He suspends for everything. It’s ridiculous. Man up!

  9. #9 by Chris at March 21st, 2014

    I agree with Canucks Fan and Matt. I’m a Leaf fan but I say no penalty or suspension. It’s exactly the same as the Kadri hit on Ceci. Ceci admitted to seeing him coming and turning his back. Ranger knew Killorn was coming. That’s why he tried to shift the other way. When you get the puck you are a target. It’s a contact sport played at the highest level. Players should know that.

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