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Jordan Binnington embrassed himself with water-bottle toss

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Never one to shy from the limelight, St. Louis goaltender Jordan Binnington allegedly threw at water bottle at Nazem Kadri, while the Avalanche player was doing a television interview after Colorado's Game 3 victory,

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JULIAN MCKENZIE: Jordan Binnington throwing a water bottle is childish, petulant, and stupid. Like, are you kidding me?

SAM CHANG: Like not even during the game, like I kind of-- look, I kind of understand throwing a water bottle during the game. Like that would still be childish, but I get it. But from what I understand, he would have had to leave the Blues area and cross over to where the Avs are in order to be able to throw a water bottle at Nazem Kadri in the middle of his press conference. Like that is-- that's not just childish. That's actually just unprofessional, like that's ridiculous.

OMAR: Mhmm, and that's-- thank you, Sam. Like that's the thing that's not being talked about enough. It's unprofessional, and was the timing perfect? Like was Jordan Binnington just, like, going on a stroll and just like, oh, look, it's Nazem Kadri doing an interview, and look, there's a water. Like was it just by chance, or was this planned? Was this calculated?

And, yeah, man, like I know we give the league a lot of crap for, like, fines and stuff. That's one thing. I was surprised, like nothing came out of it. And even though, yes, in hindsight, fines don't do much, but you got to, at least, have something on the books to say, hey, you can't do that, right? You cannot do that.

You can't walk up. You can't walk into an area, where player's are doing an interview with ESPN, NHL, and TNT and chuck a frickin' bottle at him, while he's answering a question. And then all the other stuff afterwards, like we'll talk about that after the fact. But like, as far as that interview right there, it's embarrassing. I'd be embarrassed for Jordan Binnington.

SAM CHANG: I mean, like, you think about the fact that when-- you know, we laugh at this. It was entertaining, but John Tortorella, when he was the coach of the Canucks, going to the Calgary Flames dressing room and that, like, brouhaha in the hallway, he was suspended for 15 days. Like to me, you know, sure, he didn't start a melee, but he threw something in the middle of a press conference. Like that's your broadcaster. That's something that's shown everywhere, like how do you just not address it at all?

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Can I offer rebuttal to this? Like I know the water bottle was thrown. It's not conclusive to me that water bottle hit Nazem Kadri. He still threw it at him.

SAM CHANG: Oh no, he missed. Yeah, he missed.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Oh, he missed?

SAM CHANG: It's actually funnier.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: It's funnier that way. So because he missed, I don't think it's worth-- I think fighting it might be a little much. I think Jordan Binnington should, at the very least, live with the embarrassment of knowing that he did that childish thing and get roasted for it, which might not necessarily hit his wallet as much.

SAM CHANG: But this is the same guy who, like, tries to fight other players all the time and is, like, constantly restrained by the referees.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: And another other thing--

OMAR: It just adds to fake, tough guy persona.

SAM CHANG: Listen, it's got to stop. It's embarrassing.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: I agree.

OMAR: Yeah, and another thing too. Like do you-- like are you punishing the fact that it did happened or the fact that there was an attempt? Like I don't think that should really change anything. Like whether the bottle hit him or not, he threw the flipping bottle at him, while he was doing an interview. Like that in and of itself would-- regardless of the fact that it made contact or whatever, that in itself, I think, needs to be talked about. It needs to be discussed.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: The team could easily discipline its guy too. Maybe you don't even need to have it led to the league. If I'm a guy on the team, I'm like, dude, you can't be doing that to other teams players. But I'm not--

SAM CHANG: Yeah, but this is a team that's response from its head coaches no comment to threats made against Kadri. So I don't know what we expect from the Blues.

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