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2021 NHL/Miscellaneous News Thread

cmaleski2

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Unfortunately I agree with Seravalli's take on that hit. Yeah, that looks dirty, and it is borderline dirty, but I didn't see anything illegal there. Carlo's head getting crunched against the glass is just an unfortunate result of a hockey check.
 

Tryamw

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Yeah by NHL rule I can't see the penalty by Wilson. (there is one by Vrana.) Mind you this is a letter of the law kind of evaluation not a you should do this evaluation. Also Wilson is a Scum bag :p As regards repeat offender I get that there should be time limits but shocked Wilson is off. because I think if you are on it for (a year let's say) and you have another incident in that time it should extend it by +50% so Add a 1.5 extension to the existing one. Another in that time make it 2 years. and so on.
 

Tryamw

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Wilson has been offered an in-person hearing via Zoom for his hit on Carlo, which means the suspension can be longer than 5 games. Note that it’s for boarding, not head contact, a point Wyshynski made last night.

I'm not going to say it's not boarding because by text of rule it is.. but that's not how I've seen boarding called.. Anyway I won't be mad if they lock him away for the season.. I do hope they come to a standard... and I have more faith I will win the NC lottery 10000 times in a row w/o buying a lottery ticket then I do of them keeping a standard.
 

cmaleski2

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Yeah, if they called boarding by the strict definition there would be a heck of a lot more suspensions. Seems the league feels they need some avenue for a suspension here because of the injury and optics. So boarding it is. Fine, I don't care either way of course but I don't think that was a penalty or a suspendable offense from the replays I saw. Dirty for sure but that doesn't always equal a penalty or suspension.
 

NoMich

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This is why the NFL has the unprotected player rule. If a league feigns to care about player safety, they have to have a rule like that.
 

jeffbear

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This is why the NFL has the unprotected player rule. If a league feigns to care about player safety, they have to have a rule like that.
Or ... like I've been screaming for 5 years ... they could simply adopt the International rule and make all head contact illegal. You wouldn;t have to go full in on automatic suspensions like that version of the rule, but it would take the guesswork and BS justifications out of a situation where the NHL 100% struggles with the guesswork and BS justifications. Of course, you'd have to give a crap about your players to do that, and ... yeah. They really don't.
 

andyt

Canes Moderator
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Or ... like I've been screaming for 5 years ... they could simply adopt the International rule and make all head contact illegal. You wouldn;t have to go full in on automatic suspensions like that version of the rule, but it would take the guesswork and BS justifications out of a situation where the NHL 100% struggles with the guesswork and BS justifications. Of course, you'd have to give a crap about your players to do that, and ... yeah. They really don't.
And all checks from behind are a 2 minute minor and 10 minute misconduct.
 

CanadaCanes

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They’d be fools not to, as long as it doesn’t do too much harm to their prospect pool. They don’t have anyone else’s draft picks to play with, just their own, absent this year’s 3rd rounder they gave up in the Andrew Shaw deal.
One thing about Chicago is if they could suddenly plug both Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach into the lineup at center late in the season and the playoffs and continue the play they have shown all year to date they would be a team that could give everybody fits in the division in the playoffs.
 

CanadaCanes

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Yes. But Wilson is still a scum bag
I see Wilson as probably the biggest predator in the entire league and maybe the only guy in the NHLPA that still would rather line up the biggest hit to hurt a guy than ever even consider the health and well being of his opponent. I’m not getting soft here, I love a clean and big hit as part of the game, but Wilson knows exactly what he is doing out there and his goal on most of these ugly ones is to send guys to the hospital.
 

andyt

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The Vegas Golden Knights had an interesting experience on Friday. They left their hotel for a game against the Sharks and returned to find the hotel had closed. They had to scramble to find accommodations at them;ast minute. Because of Covid protocols, the league had designated 1 approved hotel in each city, so the Blues need to find a new hotel for tomorrow night.

 
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