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  • Sidney Crosby hopes suspension makes Zac Rinaldo more ‘apologetic’

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy2 hrs ago

    The NHL hasn’t released a video explaining Zac Rinaldo’s eight-game suspension, which was for “charging and boarding” Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins last week. But one assumes Rinaldo didn’t do himself any favors with his behavior after the game. 

    Please recall Rinaldo making light of the incident after the game, an incident that sparked a fight-filled second period between the Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers. “Yeah, I changed the whole game, man. [Expletive], who knows what the game would have been like if I didn’t do what I did?” he said.

    The NHL Department of Player Safety quickly announced he’d have an in-person hearing for the hit.

    Rinaldo later tweeted he was sorry for the hit on Letang, which is something he didn’t say while defending the hit and glibly noting the subsequent violence it created.

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