Following an incident where Morgan Rielly
cross-checked Ottawa Senators rookie Ridly Greig
in the head after Greig scored a goal that was seen as disrespectful, it is anticipated that Rielly will face suspension.
Incident Involving Rielly and Greig
In a recent game, Ridly Greig
of the Ottawa Senators scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs by taking a slapshot into an empty net from close range, an act that was perceived as disrespectful by the Maple Leafs.
This action provoked Morgan Rielly
to retaliate by cross-checking Greig in the head, leading to Rielly's ejection from the game and a probable hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Sheldon Keefe's Response
Sheldon Keefe, the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, made remarks after the game regarding Rielly's aggressive behavior, indicating a controversial stance on the matter.
"I thought it was appropriate. Our players have the right to react." - Sheldon Keefe on Morgan Rielly
The incident has sparked a debate over the appropriateness of Rielly's actions, with some arguing that Greig's goal breached unwritten hockey etiquette and others criticizing Rielly's violent response as unacceptable.
ESPN's Greg Wyshynski weighed in on the controversy, suggesting that Rielly could have chosen a less dangerous form of confrontation.
I mean if we're playing The Code game shouldn't Rielly just drop the mitts instead of cross-checking him in the head?
The hockey community is now awaiting a formal decision from the NHL Department of Player Safety on Rielly's suspension and the consequences of his actions.
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