NHL playoffs loading up early with questionable hits

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NHL playoffs loading up early with questionable hits
NHL playoffs loading up early with questionable hits

Could this be the David Pastrnak NHL playoffs? How about the Marc-Andre Fleury playoffs? Sidney Crosby? Maybe Artemi Panarin? Or is this going to be the George Parros playoffs? Way too early to reach any conclusions, but the NHL's director of Player Safety has been forced to be more involved than he wants to be. Only two games into the opening playoff series, Parros already has had to review a handful of on-ice incidents. Parros has handed out a couple of suspensions, and a couple of his decisions were probably difficult. Are these incidents outliers? Or is this going to be a nastier playoff year than usual? Is the league-wide parity or some other factor creating more hostility? We will know

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