Jason Dickinson made a cowardly gesture towards Xhekaj and ran away from him after the hit on Slaffy

Published November 25, 2022 at 10:10 PM

Earlier today, we witnessed a rather disturbing scene during the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks, when young Juraj Slafkovsky was hit hard by Jason Dickinson.

"Slaf" was really shaken up on the play and had to retreat to the dressing room, but fortunately he was able to return to the game.

In short, Josh Anderson and Arber Xhekaj really didn't appreciate the gesture, and they made it clear to Dickinson.

In a press conference after the game, Josh Anderson admitted that he and "Black eye Xhekaj" watched the replay of the sequence on the Habs' bench and they really didn't agree with Dickinson's hit on Slafkovsky.

They felt it was high and dangerous.

As many fans noticed, afterwards, Xhekaj was sent into the fray and he seemed intent on making Dickinson pay, but the Blackhawks forward just ran away.

Dickinson literally tried to make a change and go to the bench, but the referees refused, because they had already blown their whistle before the face-off.

Commentators noted that The Sheriff is already starting to get a reputation in the National Hockey League, and players on opposing teams don't want any trouble with him.

So basically, if you look at the footage, after Dickinson's hit on Slafkovsky, you notice that on the very next face-off, Xhekaj wanted to go after Dickinson and he was obviously intent on making him pay, but the Blackhawks forward tried to run away from the situation by going to the bench.

"Dickinson was clearly scared of Xhekaj on that sequence."

"Scared, Dickinson!"

In the end, Jason Dickinson kept quiet for the rest of the game, and he stayed well away from Arber Xhekaj.

That says a lot about "WiFi's" reputation throughout the NHL.

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