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New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba attempting a big hit on Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas
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Jacob Trouba facing suspension for attempting to injure Martin Necas

Published May 8, 2024 at 1:54 PM
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New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba is facing a suspension from the NHL for his intent to injure Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas.

Jacob Trouba, known for his controversial plays, may face suspension as he targeted Martin Necas with a dangerous hit during a tense game between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes, narrowly avoiding serious injury twice himself and potentially causing harm to Necas.

The NHL rulebook stipulates addressing any intent to impact the head, a criterion Trouba's actions seem to meet given his history with player safety departments.

I don't know if I've ever seen a play where someone almost k***s someone else twice and themselves once, but I'm not surprised it involved Trouba




This would make a great case study for "Can you suspend someone for a missed hit?"

Intent is beyond blatant, malicious on so many levels and a borderline miracle that it didn't end up worse


If this league had any gumption, this would at minimum be a phone call. One of the dumbest things I've ever seen an NHL player attempt and he's lucky to have not destroyed himself trying it.


The incident sparks debate on whether a suspension should be warranted for a missed hit, with many expressing outrage over Trouba's apparent malicious intent and the potential consequences of his actions.

Do you think Jacob Trouba should be suspended for this hit on Martin Necas?

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Jacob Trouba facing suspension for attempting to injure Martin Necas

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