VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s hit on Mike Richards in Game 1 – Kings at Blackhawks

The following video is of Dave Bolland’s hit on Mike Richards late in the third period of Game 1 between the Kings and Blackhawks. It was a bit of deja vu as well. Back in Game 1 of LA’s second round series with San Jose, the Kings had to contend with a hit by Raffi Torres that knocked Jarret Stoll out of the line-up. That collision also cost Torres a suspension from the NHL. However, the league has decided no supplementary discipline was needed here. Watch the video and decide for yourself…

POST-GAME COMMENTS:

WCF Post-Game 1: Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter

WCF Post-Game 1: Blackhawks coach on Chicago’s 2-1 win over LA

Flash quotes from the Kings’ locker room after 2-1 loss to Blackhawks in Game 1

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Three More Kings Trades to Come, Roster for Next Season

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss several timely topics, including: Tyler Toffoli, Alec Martinez, Trevor Lewis, Derek Forbort, Gabe Vilardi, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Kale Clague, and more.
Today’s radio segment can be heard using the player below or […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 20 – Live from Air Force Academy

Live from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Kings of the Podcast returns!
We have all of the postgame notes you need on what went down on the ice and behind the scenes at the Kings-Avalanche Stadium Series game… plus LA trade talk and funny road trip stories galore
NOTE: If you missed any of the […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 17, 2020

As the NHL deadline approaches, the Kings are looking to trade away some veterans. They look to beef up their already strong prospect pool, as these up-and-comers had another good week.
EUROPE
Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 10 goals, 9 assists, plus-1, 6 PIM in 31 games played
A relatively uneventful […]

Major News Items

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 17, 2020

As the NHL deadline approaches, the Kings are looking to trade away some veterans. They look to beef up their already strong prospect pool, as these up-and-comers had another good week. EUROPE Samuel Fagemo: … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. I doubt it. Maybe for leaving his feet? Hitting someone in the chin with your back is not really suspendable.

    • I doubt it, too, but it was still a dirty hit. He didn’t leave his feet (or he didn’t leave BOTH of his feet, not sure where the ruling stands) but he certainly knew Richards was there and had ample opportunity to lessen the effect.

      The problem is, he elevated his body instead of taking Richards through the body (who merely had his head down). I know Bolland is a big guy, but if you’re playing in the pro league, you should know how to take a hit through the body by now. That’s one of the reasons Torres got suspended – because he elevated his body instead of going THROUGH the body. There’s a huge difference and that makes it a dirty hit.

      I’d say the same thing if it was Dustin Brown doing that hit.

      • Marc Nathan says:

        He didn’t leave his feet???? What video were you watching? I don’t know if it’s suspension-worthy, but damn, the ref could have called charging, boarding, or unsportsmanlike conduct, and I’d have believed it.

  2. He definitely left his feet. FEET, plural. I can’t remember a year where officiating has been so poor. No excuse though, kings have to be better. Hopefully they all show up tomorrow. GKG!!!

  3. danlikespez says:

    The refs have not been protecting the players on both sides. The hit by Brown on Keith while he was falling was reckless, and that’s coming from a big Brownie fan. That’s what happens when the refs don’t control the game. Players take it among themselves to get payback. But I’m sure these hits don’t hurt the ratings…

Trackbacks

  1. […] Fraser on if he saw the hit on Mike Richards: […]

  2. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland hit on Mike Richards […]

  3. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland hit on Mike Richards […]

  4. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]

  5. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]

  6. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]

  7. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]

  8. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]

  9. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]

  10. […] VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s questionable hit on Mike Richards […]