NHL Video: Stars Ryan Garbutt Spears Ducks Corey Perry

Dallas Stars Ryan Garbutt received a 5 minute major for spearing Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry in the first period of last night’s game.

Earlier in the series, Perry gave a little spear to Jamie Benn, and only received a two minute penalty.

Do you think Garbutt SHOULD get suspended? Do you think he WILL get suspended?

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  1. #1 by Sterling VanDerwerker at April 26th, 2014

    suspension= League wants to stop this awful behavior
    no suspension= League whats to decrease awful behavior

    Plain and simple. it needs to HURT THE ONE WHO SPEARS as MUCH AS WHO IS SPEARED.


  2. #2 by Mark Easson at April 26th, 2014

    With Perry getting nothing for his little spear on Benn, and Lucic getting only getting a $5,000 fine for his stick work to Emelin’s junk, I can’t see Garbutt getting a suspension. Maybe a $2,500 at most.

  3. #3 by PatHoffman at April 26th, 2014

    It’s about time someone got suspended to send a message to the players.

    If you want to intimidate a player, legally throw your weight into him with a check, and quit it with his spearing nonsense.

  4. #4 by philbert53 at April 26th, 2014

    Absolutely. Sit both Garbutt and Perry for 2 games. They both speared someone during this series, so both should sit. But sitting one without the other would be a farce.

  5. #5 by Steve at April 26th, 2014

    Way to go NHL. They’ve announced to the league that this move is a perfectly legitimate tactic. Lucic has done this twice is less than a month and Perry did it to Benn. If they suspend Garbutt, really easy to appeal. I guess they’d better add a new rule. That is how Gary Betteman does things. Backwards.

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