We apparently won’t have Colin Campbell to kick around any more. His career as the NHL’s disciplinarian probably hit the wall with his dealing with the Zdeno Chara/Max Pacioretty affair. The public outcry over Campbell’s lack of action in the incident seems to be too much for the NHL front office to bear. Campbell resigned the position today. There’ll be no sympathy notes from Montreal Canadiens fans, who were enraged over the NHL’s system of justice.
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UPDATE – NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy issued the following statement on Chara’s hit on Pacioretty:
“After a thorough review of the video I can find no basis to impose supplemental discipline. This hit resulted from a play that evolved and then happened very quickly — with both players skating in the same direction and with Chara attempting to angle his opponent into the boards. I could not find any evidence to suggest that, beyond this being a correct call for interference, that Chara targeted the head of his opponent, left his feet or delivered the check in any other manner that could be deemed to be dangerous.