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Ovechkin thrown out of game for hit on Campbell

Alex Ovechkin was just tossed from today’s Game of the Week for an ugly boarding check on Brian Campbell. He received a five minute penalty and a game misconduct for a hit from behind on “Soupy.”

Look, regardless of your preference in the Crosby-Ovechkin rivalry, it’s hard not to admire Ovechkin’s apparent disregard for his own body. Unfortunately, the talented Russian cares even less about the safety of his opponents. He’s had his controversial knee-to-knee hits, a dirty hit on Daniel Briere a few years back and now this.

So, the question is: will the league consider suspending one of its biggest stars? Are they going to say that he’s “not a repeat offender” again? Could the boarding penalty be considered “good enough”? Or, finally, was the hit simply not that bad at all?

Let us know how you feel about the situation.