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OilersNation Top 10 of 2021: #1 — NHL DoPS Changes Mind: Connor McDavid receives 10-game suspension for “dangerous” hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi

April Fools!

Another classic April Fools gag got the attention of OilersNation readers becoming the most read piece in 2021.

Cam Lewis ran the gag just a day after Connor McDavid got off scot-free for elbowing then-Habs forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

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Here’s some of what Cam wrote: 

In a rare turn of events, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has announced that it has changed its mind about Connor McDavid’s hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

While McDavid was originally set to receive a $5,000 fine, the DoPS has stated that after reviewing all available information about the hit, they decided that it was necessary to throw the book at the Oilers’ captain. He will instead be charged with a 10-game suspension.


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]