Mar 14, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena.The Vancouver Canucks won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks D Alexander Edler suspended three games


Much like we saw with Brad Stuart, Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler is being suspended three games for an illegal hit. This time, Edler took it out on San Jose Sharks sensation Tomas Hertl during Thursday night’s game.

Edler had an illegal check on Hertl, and from replays, it was clear that Edler was intending to hit the rookie in the head.

It can be said that this penalty might not fit the crime, and that a bigger suspension should have been handed out to Edler, but now it’s said and done, and the defenseman will sit for three games.

From an article on Sports Ilustrated,

Edler will lose $182,926.83 in salary. He is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Edler collided with Hertl near the Vancouver bench in the second period of the Canucks 4-1 loss to the Sharks, causing Hertl’s helmet to fly off.

No penalty was assessed on the play.

We saw the same thing with San Jose’s Brad Stuart. He gave a big to Rick Nash on the Rangers, and is sitting out just three games for it. It will be interesting to see if the NHL decides to up the ante and start handing out bigger suspensions as the season progresses.

Tags: Alexander Edler Brad Stuart NHL San Jose Sharks Tomas Hertl Vancouver Canucks

  • Josh Hall

    This is the worst article written in the history of writing.

    Have you ever even watched a single hockey game before? I mean, english mistakes aside, and I’m not talking about spelling, how do you figure Edler CLEARLY targets the head? Hertl skated right into Edler’s arm/shoulder trying to avoid what would have been a big, clean, open-ice hit.

    Seriously dude…you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    YOU: “This time, Edler took it out on San Jose Sharks sensation Tomas Hertl during Thursday night’s game.”

    Edler took what out on Hertl? There was no previous pent up anger that Edler had towards anyone so therefore nothing to take out on anyone.

    YOU: “Edler took an illegal check on Hertl and from replays, it was clear that Edler was intending to hit the rookie in the head.”

    “Edler took…” would mean that Edler was hit, and I already touched on the last part of this idiotic sentence.

    YOU: “It can be said that this penalty might not fit the crime, and that a bigger suspension should have been handed out to Edler, but now it’s said and done, and the defenseman will sit for three games.”

    By your ridiculous logic, which by the way is non-existent, maybe. Take off the teal coloured or whatever shade of glasses you’re wearing bruh because no way should Edler have even received more than one game, let alone more than three.

    Stick to baseball and the Raaaaangers!