NHL makes right call in decision to suspend Pronger

Updated: May 17, 2007, 11:52 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

We interrupt our regular nagging and battering of the National Hockey League to offer this heartfelt "well done" in the aftermath of the league's decision to suspend Anaheim Ducks star defenseman Chris Pronger for one game after his forearm shiver to the back of Tomas Holmstrom's head left the Detroit forward in a bloody heap on the ice Tuesday night.

At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it was a gutsy call to make in the middle of a closely-contested Western Conference final from a league ...

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