March 16th witnessed Jordan Binnington
's notorious reputation for his irritable behavior and frequent outbursts come to light once again in a confrontation with the Minnesota Wild.
Binnington's violent attack on Ryan Hartman
led to his expulsion from the game.
During the 7th podcast, Hartman divulged the reason behind Binnington's outburst against the Wild.
"It started with him spearing Ekker in the end of the first period. Ekker held from behind with his head up like always. He came up into the pile and gave him a little bag check and I was pretty pissed off about that. Kinda just let it settle ‘cause we were down 3-1 and then we scored 3 goals to make it 4-3, they called a timeout, and I went out there and just told him to stay in it, you're alright, just stay in it, you'll be okay.
He didn't like it very much that's when he started coming over to our bench and mouthin' off. Before that draw, actually on that power-play I scored on, I actually told the ref Kelly Sutherland, I'm like hey Binnington is going to take a penalty this shift, you might wanna- ‘cause I was gonna stand in front of him, expecting him to whack me."
Hartman's retelling of the events that triggered Binnington's outburst offers a distinctive perspective on the situation. It seems that Binnington was incapable of managing Hartman's remarks and succumbed to his vexation.
Despite being a goaltender who has won the Stanley Cup, Binnington's inability to remain composed has become a recurring theme around the league, leaving many to speculate when he will lose his temper next.