🏒Star Striker Swings Suspension: Benn Bags 2-Game Ban Over Brawl💥

Dallas Stars’ ace, Jamie Benn, is slapped with a two-game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his full throttle body check in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. The check, which targeted the neck area of Mark Stone from the Vegas Golden Knights, has been a hot topic in the hockey world and has us asking, “Did the punishment fit the crime?”

🔥Ice, Sweat and Suspensions🔥

Picture this: The clock strikes 1:53 in the first period at the grand American Airlines Center, Dallas. The air is dense, the stakes are high, and Benn, the Stars forward, is simmering with intensity. This is Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, and boy, it’s heating up.

In a startling move, Benn takes down Golden Knights’ forward Mark Stone in front of the penalty box. Stone, on the ice, is vulnerable – the prey to Benn’s predator. And then, Benn cross-checks Stone in the neck area. Ouch! Can you say, ‘Pain City’? 🌆😖

But wait, there’s more! Golden Knights’ Alex Pietrangelo had already taken control of the puck in their own zone when this incident went down. Was Benn just being reckless or was it a calculated move? 🤔

After a much-needed official video review, Benn was hit with a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct. Sounds fair, right? But here’s the kicker: these penalties were upheld, meaning Benn got slapped with a two-game suspension.

So, let’s break this down. This isn’t just about one player getting a bit too hot under the collar (or rather, the helmet). This is about the integrity of the game we all love. It’s about keeping the action on the ice exciting yet safe, and ensuring that everyone plays by the rules. It’s about respect, sportsmanship, and fair play.

But here’s a question for you: Are suspensions the best way to handle situations like this? 🤷‍♂️ Does hitting a player where it hurts – in their game time – really make a difference? Or does it merely give them a brief vacation, a couple of games off, and then it’s back to business as usual?

And finally, let’s throw this out there. If you were the one making the decisions, would you have called it the same way? Would you have upheld the penalties and enforced the suspension? Or would you have gone for a different approach?

Remember, there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’… but there are two in ‘suspension’. And that’s exactly what Benn’s got to chew on for the next couple of games. But will it make a difference, or will it just be water under the frozen bridge? What’s your take? 🏒💭

Disclaimer: This story and the questions posed within are not intended as advice, either legal or otherwise. The views expressed herein are not those of Turnt Up News. Please engage in discussion responsibly.