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Mike Green’s hit on Brett Connolly could be suspension-worthy

Mike Green, Paul Byron

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) and Calgary Flames center Paul Byron (32) mix it up by the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Tonight’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning presents the beginning of a serious “gut check” for the Washington Capitals, but some of their players aren’t responding in the best way possible.

Mike Green might just lead the charge, as he landed a highly questionable check on Lightning forward Brett Connolly. Decide for yourself by going to the video via CSNWashington:

A good barometer for a truly bad hit comes when media members from that given city admonish the check. That seemed to be the case with Green’s actions, as you can see from this Tweet from The Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno.



Whyno was just one of the Capitals correspondents who disapproved of the hit, which left Connolly shaken up - although he did reportedly return to action according to’s Chuck Gormley (which sadly means quite a bit in the NHL’s current justice system).

What do you think would be an appropriate punishment for Green - if he deserves anything? Also, does this mean he’s no longer following robotic instructions or is he more like an evil “Terminator” type cyborg? (These are important questions, folks.)