Edmonton Oilers forward Connor Mcdavid crosschecked in the face by Vancouver Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy
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Carson Soucy facing a suspension for crosschecking Connor McDavid

Published May 13, 2024 at 11:32

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy is facing a suspension from NHL Player Safety for intentionally crosschecking Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid in the face.

Last night during the Canucks and Oilers game, defenseman Carson Soucy delivered a questionable hit on Connor McDavid, sparking controversy. McDavid faced two rough hits during a post-game scuffle, one of which was from Soucy.

Connor McDavid took a beating after the final horn 😳😬 #oilers #canucks

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman has confirmed that Soucy will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety regarding the incident. The debate centers on whether a suspension is necessary. The hit wasn't clean, and its unnecessary and dangerous nature raises concerns.

Sounds like there will be a hearing for Carson Soucy out of the end-of-game scrum in Edmonton last night

The type of hearing, whether in person or via phone, could impact the potential suspension length. While a significant suspension would typically be warranted, being in the Stanley Cup Playoffs might lead to a shorter punishment, possibly a game or two.

Do you think Soucy deserves to be suspended?

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Carson Soucy facing a suspension for crosschecking Connor McDavid

Do you think Vancouver Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy will get suspended for his crosscheck to the face of Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid?

Yes28672.6 %
No, but he will get fined7017.8 %
No389.6 %
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