Evander Kane proposes hilarious counter to NHL suspending Ryan Reaves

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Apr 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves (75) fights San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) during the third period of in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Evander Kane took to Twitter to go after his old nemesis, Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. Last night in the Avalanche’s embarrassing win over Vegas, Reaves was assessed a match penalty. He’s suspended pending a hearing.

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At 15:49 of the third period, Reaves took matters into his own hands in front of the Avs net. He caused a scrum in front and punched goalie Phillip Grubauer in the back of the head. Then he forcefully threw down Ryan Graves and caused an injury. This was believed to be retribution for Graves’ earlier hit that injured Mattias Janmark.

When it was all said and done, Reaves was ejected and received 19 minutes in penalties on the play. “Reaves, he’s on a mission to go out there and hurt someone in the third,” Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog said. “That’s exactly what he does.”

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Mar 25, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Vegas Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves (75) before the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Evander Kane proposes hysterical alternative to suspension

Sharks forward Evander Kane and Vegas’ Ryan Reaves aren’t big fans of one another. They had a Twitter spat earlier this season and it looks like Kane may want to renew it.

In a tweet, Kane writes: “Instead of a suspension they should have to play him 20 minutes a night for the rest of the series.” This was highlighted by a laughing with tears emoji.

Not for nothing, Kane might be onto something here.