Jamie Benn's Crosscheck Reminds Red Wings Fans of Dylan Larkin Case
detroit news Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn received a five-minute cross-check penalty and misconduct early in the first period of Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. In response, Detroit Red Wings fans and media outlets took to Twitter to criticize Benn for his behavior. ESPN's Greg Wissinski explained Ben's explanation of the cross-checking early Wednesday afternoon before Ben’s hearing by the NHL Player Safety Authority was hearing. Red Wing fans also remembered Larkin's incident, posting comments on Twitter before the suspension was announced.
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Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn received a five-minute cross-check penalty and misconduct early in the first period of Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. In response, Detroit Red Wings fans and media outlets took to Twitter.
Ben, who was suspended for two games at a disciplinary hearing Wednesday afternoon, leads the series 3-0 on Thursday and could knock the Stars out of the playoffs if Ben is not in the lineup. I cross-checked one Golden Knights captain, Mark Stone. Dallas.
“This is not Jamie Benn’s new behavior,” tweeted 7 Action News TV Sports Anchor Brad Gulli. “Here’s the 2021 cross-check to Ben’s neck that ended Dylan Larkin’s season.”
The parallels to the Larkin case weren’t lost on ESPN’s Greg Wissinski, who explained Ben’s explanation of the cross-check early Wednesday afternoon before Ben’s hearing by the NHL Player Safety Authority. was hearing.
“I did the same thing to Dylan Larkin a few years ago, and Jamie took responsibility for his body and his stick,” Wisinksi said on Sportsnet’s podcast, “The Jeff Malek Show.” It was interesting to hear that there was,” he said.
“Ben said, obviously I didn’t want him to fall and I think I used the stick as a landing spot. Let me tell you right now, my text messages are people all over the league, on the team, outside. They said, ‘Oh my God, what did he just say?’
“If it’s Jamie Benn’s defense and this hearing, maybe it’s going to be more than one match. Maybe they’re saying, ‘I fell on him and used a stick instead of a landing.’ It might just give him an extra game for the sheer absurdity of ”points. ‘His teammates did a great job protecting him last night, but now it just sounds like a joke.
Red Wing fans also remembered Larkin’s incident, posting comments on Twitter Wednesday afternoon before the suspension was announced.
After being interviewed by Ben on April 20, 2021, Larkin was hospitalized and spent eight weeks wearing a cervical collar.
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