"There's a slash and there's a slash," said Campbell. "I can't even tell there's an injury on this play if there was. I'm sure there wasn't. If you look at the slash, the use of his stick, there was no follow through. It stopped and he just kind of raked it across his chest. With all due respect to Chris, I guess that's what you have to do today. … Teams are competitive and they try to do what they have to do to draw penalties, to draw suspensions, to get any kind of edge because the prize is pretty valuable."
With all due respect to Colin, it was a two-handed baseball swing slash to the midsection over top of the net. It obviously didn't hurt Osgood. He could have gotten a two-minute minor for diving on the play. But not suspending Ribeiro does hurt the NHL's reputation. It was a two-handed baseball swing over the net.
Here's where I draw the line ... what Osgood did was part of a normal hockey play. What Ribeiro did was shocking. Ribeiro didn't hurt anyone. But that doesn't mean that he shouldn't have been suspended.