Brilliant Knights winger Ryan Reaves isn’t known for being substantially more than a major hitter. Also, Sharks forward Evander Kane is helping him to remember that after his most recent on-ice episode.
Reaves was managed a match punishment for his forceful takedown of Ryan Graves after the whistle in Game 1 of the Golden Knights versus Torrential slide arrangement. The play will be checked on by the NHL, as all match punishments are, and Reaves is likely confronting a suspension.
Ryan Reaves given a match penalty, not a misconduct, for his actions in this scrum in front of Colorado net. Cross-checks Grubauer in the back of the head and then throws down Graves. pic.twitter.com/y0h5LPgVH2
— NHL Safety Watch (@NHLSafetyWatch) May 31, 2021
Kane took to Twitter to discuss what Reaves’ penalty should be for his actions.
His suggestion? More ice time for the big-bodied forward.
Instead of a suspension they should have to play him 20 minutes a night for the rest of the series 😂
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) May 31, 2021
That virtual blindside from Kane was a really solid one.
Reaves found the middle value of just 9:56 of ice time per game and has only five all out focuses (one objective, four helps) on the year. Subsequent to preparing nine objectives in 2018-19 and eight objectives in 2019-20, Reaves’ scoring contact has evaporated, so he’s needed to depend solely on his enormous hitting capacity (4.1 hits per game the last three seasons) to give on-ice worth to the Golden Knights.
However, obviously, Kane’s remarks demonstrate that he doesn’t think Reaves offers a lot of benefit in any case.
Reaves has recently been suspended by the NHL, so he figures to be hit with a more drawn out suspension for his hit this time since he’s a habitual perpetrator. What’s more, Colorado wasn’t amazed that he followed one of their players at this beginning phase in the arrangement with the Golden Knights losing large.
“Reaves, he’s determined to go out there and hurt somebody in the third,” Avalanche chief Gabriel Landeskog said. “That is the thing that he does.”
However, on the off chance that the NHL drops the hammer on him, Reaves may not do that any more during the 2021 Stanley Cup end of the season games.