BY: Andrew Stover

The National Hockey League takes a lot of grief because of its decision making processes.

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell send inconsistent messages with discipline, scheduling - as we have seen in the Stanley Cup Finals **- and what is best for the league in regards to marketing and sales.

In Sunday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL was inconsistent again. This time, however, it is right to be inconsistent.

Penguins' star forward Evegeni Malkin was handed an instigator penalty with 18.2 seconds remaining because of his late-game antics aimed toward Red Wings' center Henrik Zetterberg.