Earlier today we asked you guys what you thought about Myers hit from last night’s game and whether or not he would be suspended. The answer to that question appears to be yes as the NHL has scheduled a phone for Tyler Myers tomorrow.
Since it is a phone meeting the max that 6 foot 8 Tyler Myers can get for leaving the ice to deliver a hit to the head of an opponent is 5 games and based on the fact that he is a repeat offender, one could easily suspect the gentle giant will be given around 3 games.
Here’s the gif. of the hit
After watching the video and gif a few more times, I’m undecided whether Myers initial target was Dainius Zubrus‘ head or if he just missed his target and nailed the head. After all Zubrus did stop before the hit and he had his head down which is the ultimate no-no in hockey. Oddly enough if you watch the replay it looks as if Steve Ott is sizing Zubrus up for a big hit, imagine if both Myers and Ott squished Zubrus?
Intentional or not, the fact that Myers left the ice doesn’t bode well as he pleads his case to the NHL. Being a repeat offender I could easily see Myers handed a 3 game suspension from shanaban for this hit.
How many games do you think Myers will get slapped with? Or can Tyler Myers escape with just a fine much like Joffrey Lupul did earlier this week.