Boston Bruins favored by the NHL and Gary Bettman? Huge statement from Charlie McAvoy

Published November 9, 2023 at 2:17 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
As fans of the Canadiens, we have often heard rumors that the NHL shows favoritism towards other teams, including Boston. So far, it's understandable because emotions run high in Montreal. However, fans of other teams also have this impression, and it sparks a lot of discussion.

Boston's star defenseman, Charlie McAvoy, was suspended for four games for a headshot. It's a significant suspension for a non-repeat offender. McAvoy made a statement that speaks volumes:

"I appreciated Mr Bettman & team taking the time. Thought we made some really good points. We brought comparables to the table. I just want to get back on the ice & play hockey" McAvoy pushed for a 1-game reduction.

McAvoy was pleading his case to reduce his suspension, but the NHL said no. This involves a Bruins player, a star who is not a repeat offender, and the NHL imposed a quite substantial penalty.


People can now stop claiming that the Bruins receive special treatment. They are treated like any other team, and the process is the same everywhere.


Source: Bruins Insider
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