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The BS Suspension Thread

Postby dhabums » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:39 pm

With Shanny on a tear, I figured one thread could contain the nonsense we'll spew discussing the suspensions and all Ballard/Grabner related material.

Jacques got 5 regular season games for the 'fight' with Duco. Maybe have a team of s***-disturbers that won't fight IS the way to go?
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby ESQ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:42 pm

I'm basically happy with the suspensions, but the Jacques one was a real puzzler.

When Rome got the precedent-setting suspension in the finals, I was pissed more because I don't think the SCF is the place to start new precedents, particularly against a team with the un-disciplined Chara on it. But, I felt all along that if Rome's suspension actually did set a new precedent and suspensions would be stiffer from here on out, I was okay with it.

I'd certainly say it looks like suspensions are going to be longer and more frequent under Shanahan, as well as more transparent, so I'm all for it....until it happens to another Canuck :lol:
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:46 pm

Speaking of BS suspensions, Rome is really going to have to watch his ass now that repeat offenders are going to get hammered.
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby dhabums » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:30 pm

ESQ wrote:I'm basically happy with the suspensions, but the Jacques one was a real puzzler.


He really took rule 70.1 to task. That one suspension may scare off a lot of fights. It really surprises me that Wiz gets 8 games for the hit of Buttercup and Jacques gets 5. Seems a bit steep.
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:26 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:Speaking of BS suspensions, Rome is really going to have to watch his ass now that repeat offenders are going to get hammered.


So does that mean Matt Cooke is one and done? For good? :?: :thumbs:
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:30 pm

All these heavy sentences Shanahan is laying down is all fine and dandy, but let's see what happens when an actual name player, or heaven forbid, a superstar, commits an infraction of similar or worse instance to the latest examples.

Who will be the first top tier player to come under the microscope, and will his sentence be deflated due to his status?

This, to me, is where Shanahan's decisions will come under immense scrutiny. Will he beat the same drum for the Ovechkin's as he does for the Jacques? Or will be buckle under the pressure from GM's, Presidents and the Owners who write his pay cheque?

Stand by, this is just getting started.
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:33 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:So does that mean Matt Cooke is one and done? For good? :?: :thumbs:


Yep.

Two minute penalty and a lifetime suspension for clearing the puck over the glass in his own end.
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:36 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
LotusBlossom wrote:So does that mean Matt Cooke is one and done? For good? :?: :thumbs:


Yep.

Two minute penalty and a lifetime suspension for clearing the puck over the glass in his own end.


I'm sure there are some players in the NHL that would like that...lol

Maybe Matt Cooke could finally 'behave'
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby Benjo » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:56 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:All these heavy sentences Shanahan is laying down is all fine and dandy, but let's see what happens when an actual name player, or heaven forbid, a superstar, commits an infraction of similar or worse instance to the latest examples.


I know Wisniewski isn't considered a superstar but he is pulling in 7 million this season and Shanny had no problem suspending him for almost 10% of the season ($682,500). At this rate the NHLPA's emergency fund should be able to survive another season long lockout.
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby dhabums » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:58 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:All these heavy sentences Shanahan is laying down is all fine and dandy, but let's see what happens when an actual name player, or heaven forbid, a superstar, commits an infraction of similar or worse instance to the latest examples.

Who will be the first top tier player to come under the microscope, and will his sentence be deflated due to his status?

This, to me, is where Shanahan's decisions will come under immense scrutiny. Will he beat the same drum for the Ovechkin's as he does for the Jacques? Or will be buckle under the pressure from GM's, Presidents and the Owners who write his pay cheque?

Stand by, this is just getting started.


It will be interesting if Ovechkin was to deserve a suspension a day before embarking on a west coast trip. Who'd be more pissed off; fans, the Caps or scalpers?
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby Per » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:44 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:All these heavy sentences Shanahan is laying down is all fine and dandy, but let's see what happens when an actual name player, or heaven forbid, a superstar, commits an infraction of similar or worse instance to the latest examples.

Who will be the first top tier player to come under the microscope, and will his sentence be deflated due to his status?

This, to me, is where Shanahan's decisions will come under immense scrutiny. Will he beat the same drum for the Ovechkin's as he does for the Jacques? Or will be buckle under the pressure from GM's, Presidents and the Owners who write his pay cheque?

Stand by, this is just getting started.

This is why it's good to have a well known and respected former player making the calls. A no-name would have a hard time taking on the Ovechkins of the league. Some one like Shanahan actually has the credibility and good standing in the hockey community to be able to do it. It still remains to be seen, but I'm optimistic! :thumbs:
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:24 pm

I agree Per, but you know there's a strong contingent of reporters just itching to start a buzz.
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby KeyserSoze » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:47 am

Per wrote:This is why it's good to have a well known and respected former player making the calls. A no-name would have a hard time taking on the Ovechkins of the league. Some one like Shanahan actually has the credibility and good standing in the hockey community to be able to do it. It still remains to be seen, but I'm optimistic! :thumbs:

Agree.

What I especially like is that he is just 2 years retired, and still very in-tune with todays game.

(Makes a lot more sense than a plug of a player who has not played a game in over 25 years making these type of decisions).

Not everyone is going to agree with every ruling, but I like the fact that Shanny is making a point of being more transparent, which creates more accountability on his part on future suspensions.

It will be interesting when a star player needs to be suspended, but I'll give Shanahan the benefit of the doubt at this point and hope he has not (yet) been too infected with league politics.

On a side note, did anyone catch Tanner Glass' tweet the other day?
I love that @NHLShanahan is explaining each suspension. Now look at the Douglas Murray hit on Lapierre last night. #RomeHorton? Explanation?
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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby Madcombinepilot » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:13 am

BladesofSteel wrote:I agree Per, but you know there's a strong contingent of reporters just itching to start a buzz.


I think keeping the reporters 'expert' opinions out of it and having the EBL's simply report the facts wil go a long way to making Shanny's job easier. And for what its worth, with the Rome suspension setting the bar, so long as the bar doesn't slip, I am fine with it.

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Re: The BS Suspension Thread

Postby Jovocop » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:45 am

dhabums wrote:It will be interesting if Ovechkin was to deserve a suspension a day before embarking on a west coast trip. Who'd be more pissed off; fans, the Caps or scalpers?


If Ovechkin deserves a suspension, so be it. Who cares about the Caps or scalpers? The fans for the other 29 teams will be applauding instead of being pissed off. I never understand why a superstar deserves a better treatment than a 4th liner. Do you remember what happened to Willie Mitchell when he was hit from behind by Malkin?? :evil:
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