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Retired NHL Player Upholds Brad Marchand After Controversial Hit on Henri Jokiharju

Published December 10, 2023 at 3:06 PM
BY CHRIST

Numerous individuals advocated for a more severe penalty or a suspension in response to this incident. However, a former NHL player holds a different perspective.

During Thursday's matchup between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand, known for his controversial actions, faced significant scrutiny for a hit on Henri Jokiharju. Jokiharju and his teammates expressed discontent with the hit, trailing Marchand as he headed to the penalty box for a two-minute tripping penalty.


Marchand faced extensive online criticism following the incident, with numerous individuals suggesting his intent was to harm Jokiharju. Former NHL defenseman Craig Rivet holds a contrasting opinion, asserting that the fault lies entirely with Jokiharju for what occurred.


In essence, Rivet contends that Jokiharju endangered himself by attempting to evade the imminent hit he anticipated. His viewpoint is notably unexpected given his past tenure with the Buffalo Sabres before retiring, along with his involvement in hosting radio programs and podcasts centered around the Sabres.


Source: Bladeofstseel
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Retired NHL Player Upholds Brad Marchand After Controversial Hit on Henri Jokiharju

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