Alex Pietrangelo Rats on The Oilers to NHL Player Safety

Published May 14, 2023 at 0:29
BY JOSHUA
     
In Game 4, after Leon Draisaitl scored an empty net shot, Alex Pietrangelo lost his temper and slashed Draisaitl.

This occurred after a previous play where Evander Kane cross-checked him, making Pietrangelo feel slighted. However, he showed no remorse for his actions and went on to call the cross-check "premeditated," which seems unreasonable.





Rather than addressing the on-ice officiating, Pietrangelo directed his anger toward the lack of action taken by the Department of Player Safety.

As a result, he received a one-game suspension for his actions toward a star player, which is a reasonably light punishment considering the severity of his actions.

Overall, Pietrangelo's behavior was unacceptable, and he should have taken a more constructive approach to address his concerns.
WAS EVANDER KANE'S CROSSCHECK PREMEDITATED?
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