Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet and Zach Hyman
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Rick Tocchet calls on the NHL to suspend Zach Hyman after video leak

Published May 14, 2024 at 10:01

During the most recent Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks playoff game chaos broke loose at the end of the game. Now Canucks coach Rick Tocchet is calling for Zach Hyman to be suspended.

Physicality always picks up during the Stanley Cup playoffs and this season has been no different. On Sunday a pair of cross-checks by Canucks defensemen Nikita Zadorov and Carson Soucy caused a major brawl.

At the end of Game 3, McDavid was assaulted by Soucy and Zadorov. I like my hockey heavy, tough and nasty. However, there is no place in the game for this kind of stupidity.

A new angle of the video shows Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman coming in and delivering a very similar hit to Nikita Zadorov moments after the initial hit.

After seeing this hit Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet has called out the NHL. Both Nikita Zadorov and Carson Soucy were punished but to this point, no punishment has been handed out to Zach Hyman.

It's a scrum. Z got cross checked by Hyman after. I think there's a couple of incidents that George (Parros) and them are looking at right now.
-Rick Tocchet

Despite Rick Tocchet's calls for fairness in discipline from the NHL there likely will be none. A fine of $5,000 was already given to Nikita Zadorov and Carson Soucy was already suspended a game. This means they already looked at the play and decided Zach Hyman was in the clear.

Due to the lack of action by the NHL it will be interesting to see if the Vancouver Canucks take justice against Zach Hyman into their own hands.

Source: Oilers Daily - Canucks coach Rick Tocchet asks NHL to suspend Oilers' Zach Hyman
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