St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington was ejected from last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild. The Department of Player Safety announced this morning than Binnington will have a hearing with them about his conduct.
Binnington lost his cool after the Wild’s fifth goal as he felt Ryan Hartman was a bit aggressive in front of the net after the goal was scored. Hartman scored a goal from the faceoff dot on Binnington’s left and headed to the opposite side of the rink to celebrate with Mats Zuccarello who fed him a tremendous pass. On his way, Hartman clipped Binnington who was spinning in front of his crease after allowing the goal.
The Blues Stanley Cup winning goaltender from 2019 must have felt Hartman bumped him on purpose. Binnington surprisingly charged at Hartman and took a massive swing at him with his blocker, aiming for the Wild forward’s face. Contact was certainly made, and Hartman fell to the ice, but it appeared in the video he at least got a hand up to absorb most of the blow instead of taking a blocker straight to the nose.
Binnington was assessed a match penalty for using his blocker as a weapon to try and injure an opponent. His meeting with the Department of Player Safety could lead to a fine or a suspension.
Binnington has lost his dang mind. Hopefully he can be traded in the off season, hopefully in a bad contract swap or package him with a pick. But he isn’t the same guy who won the cup
Ignatius J Reilly
Maybe…or he may the last guy on the team devoted to defending the net. Has the defense quit? Or are Krug and Faulk as slow as they seem?
The defense has been especially bad. But I see binningtons actions as tantrums and reckless more than trying to fire up the team. Throwing water bottles and swinging your stick at someone’s head doesn’t portray defending the net
Damn. I stopped watching before this one transpired, but either way, what I know of hartmans game tells me that he very well may have done it on purpose; and what I know of binnington tells me he deserved it.
I’m just glad to see that this lump of human garbage is finally getting some kind of discipline from the league. He has pulled tons of this crap over the years and needs to be banned. I’ve seen him swing his stick at unsuspecting players before.
Who broke Binnington?
Minneapolis Dollar Pocket
Odd circumstances and Binnington overreacted. Hartman’s a punk regardless.
Binnington is a head case.
It’s the case of a player winning a championship to soon so now they just don’t care we’ll see him in the KHL soon enough
Agreed. Winning the cup early clearly went to his head.
Binnington had a solid half season and has been trash ever since.
Guy is the worst starter in the NHL.
Miss HUSSO much?
Husso wasn’t going to put pucks in the net for us. Would he have won more games for us than “short circuit” has? Probably so. But this team has underachieved as a whole.
Should’ve traded Greiss at the deadline and had Hofer come up to be the backup and get a few games in this year in preparation for next year.
I read they wanted hofer to get a taste of playoffs this year(minor league variety) but still. I also think they should have gotten whatever they could for greiss and brought up zharenko. Then brought Ellis to springfield.
stl fan 360
As a season ticket holder, any one who watches a good deal of the Blues games knows he has been way better than his stats show. The defense has left him out to dry on multiple occasions That being said, he can’t do what he did but he plays with passion and emotion. Something I wish the rest of the team (in particular) the defense would do.
Making comments that he won “too early” are really not relevant.