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What was Vermette thinking? (video)

What was Anaheim Duck center Antoine Vermette thinking? He must have been super pissed off, because there aren’t many (any) sports that would tolerate this sort of behavior.

During Tuesday night’s win over the Minnesota Wild, Vermette thought it would be a good idea to slash an official on the leg. You can watch the video here:

And now he’s going to pay the price, obviously. TSN’s Bob McKenzie says that Vermette will get tossed for 10 games:

“NHL discipline docket: DET Gustav Nyquist hearing 2 pm. ANA Antoine Vermette gets Category II (10 game suspension) for abuse of official,” McKenzie tweets.

He also notes that Vermette can appeal:

“Vermette can appeal his auto 10-game suspension. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman would hear appeal. Bettman can uphold/increase/decrease 10 G,” he tweets.

I’m gonna guess he ain’t winning that appeal.

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