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NHL Playoffs 2012: Arron Asham Surprised By Four-Game Suspension

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Arron Asham spoke publicly on his suspension for the first time with Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Asham said that he was surprised with the suspension by the NHL and compared himself to another player suspended recently, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom.

He thinks that what Backstrom did was worse than what he did? Its a good thing that the NHL is so open with their decision making that they post these videos explaining the rationale behind the suspensions.

Asham:

Backstrom:

It appears that what Asham did was much more egregious than what Backstrom did.

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