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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Jovocop » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:05 am

BurningBeard wrote:Paul Stewart can't believe it's not a suspension.

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Paul-Stewart/James-Neal-The-Poster-Child-for-Whats-Wrong-With8230/196/58889

A pretty damning post coming from a former NHL ref. He saves his most vicious attack for the end of the article.

Situations like these are why I say that the NHL Rule Book is a house of cards built on a foundation of sand. James Neal could be the poster child for what is wrong with the NHL discipline system as steered by Brendan Shanahan and, before him, the doubtable … um, redoubtable… Colin Campbell.

From day one, Campbell has been negligent at best and cowardly at worst. Soupy's Axiom to the Peter Principle is that some people rise BEYOND their level of incompetence in a bureaucracy.

:lol: Oh lawdy, you're not making many friends Paul...


Shanahan at the very beginning was trying to clean up the game. However, none of those new measures can last. The real problem is not an individual like Shanahan or Campbell. It is the league itself (Bettman and the board of governors). They care less about players nor injuries. All they care about is $$$.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Topper » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:57 pm

James Neal is just the kind of asshole all teams need.
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Jovocop » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:02 pm

Topper wrote:James Neal is just the kind of asshole all teams need.


If he were a Canuck, he would have been suspended 3-4 times this season.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby vic » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:36 pm

Speaking Of Neal:

http://www.crossingbroad.com/2014/03/th ... wrong.html

Some beauties:

Steph @myregularface

If you could have any super power, how would you use it to hit opponents in the head? #askneal


Mr. Whiskers @tacobacci

#AskNeal How does it feel to be the @justinbieber of the NHL? Also can you please knee Bieber in the head to prove you're better than him?


tony berta
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How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could cross check someone in the face #AskNeal


My personal favourite:

Alex Sheltman
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.@penguins If you opened a bar how cheap would your shots be #AskNeal
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:39 pm

Topper wrote:James Neal is just the kind of asshole all teams need.

Very true.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby mathonwy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:50 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
Topper wrote:James Neal is just the kind of asshole all teams need.

Very true.


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Poor Marchand.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby ClamRussel » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:52 am

So what's the over/under Niederreiter gets anything? Fine? Nothing? Gold star sticker??
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby BurningBeard » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:18 am

ClamRussel wrote:So what's the over/under Niederreiter gets anything? Fine? Nothing? Gold star sticker??

I honestly don't think he gets anything. Maybe a fine.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby herb » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:57 am

The Niederreiter hit was blindside and it was a headshot. Primary point of contact was the head IMO. There was barely any body-on-body contact.

Burrows was apparently not injured (although PC symptoms can and do come on days after the initial injury) so I'm going to say Niederreiter should get one game.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Topper » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:58 am

BurningBeard wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:So what's the over/under Niederreiter gets anything? Fine? Nothing? Gold star sticker??

I honestly don't think he gets anything. Maybe a fine.

I would have been happy with 5 and a game called on the ice.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Mondi » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:28 am

I think its already been reported that there is no hearing, hence no fine or suspension.

No?
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Strangelove » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:56 am

Mondi wrote:I think its already been reported that there is no hearing, hence no fine or suspension.

No?


Yes.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Mondi » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:12 am

I mean, whatever the NHL goes this way sometimes. But, you have to think that Burrows wasn't getting any benefit of the doubt on this one.

After all, Ron "The Authority" McLean and others have correctly identified Burrows as a diver, whiner, and a cheat many years ago.

Imagine if Burrows was in the NFL or the NBA, he'd be a legend around league for his rags to riches story. 30 for 30 anyone? Well, lets not get carried away.
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Strangelove » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:39 am

Mondi wrote:After all, Ron "The Authority" McLean and others have correctly identified Burrows as a diver, whiner, and a cheat many years ago.


Maybe, but he's also a goal-scorer, a penalty-killer, and clutch. :mex:

See, he's heart and soul

He's hot not cold

He's got it all, hundred percent every night!

*dun dun dun dun, dun dun-dun dun*

Woah

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Woaaah


Yeah he's heart and soul

He's hot not cold

He's got it all!!

He's heart and soul

Hundred percent every night!

*dun dun dun dun, dun dun-dun dun*

Woah

*dun dun dun dun, dun dun-dun dun*

Woaaah

He's got it all!

He's heart and soul...
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Re: I can't believe it's NOT a suspension!

Postby Mondi » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:07 am

I'm confused...



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