Topper wrote:How is what Backstrom did (no injury, no priors - 1 game suspension) worse than what Weber did (no injury, no priors, $2,500 fine)?
Asham gets 4 even though no injury and no priors?
It will be interesting to see what happens with Torres in light of what happened to Keith. Torres has plenty of priors, but the hits were equal in vicious intent.
Watched Shanahan explain these, baffling.
The NFL is far more unified in public on this front right now because of the 1186 players forming a class action lawsuit against the league because of concussions/head injuries and their aftermath (4 more players sued the NFL directly yesterday in direct response to the Saints bounty program)...
Brick Tamland wrote:So it looks like Torres will get 5 games plus (I'm assuming on account of the inperson hearing)for a hit that the zebra's didn't even call a penalty on....What is wrong with the NHL, regardless of how you feel about the hit, this is just a total gong show.
"Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing on Friday, for his hit on Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 on Tuesday night."
tantalum wrote:What happens if Ovechkin lines up a Bruins player and sends him off on a stretcher? Ovechkin is a repeat offender but also one of the faces of the league. Man I almost hope it happens (not the wishing part but that is necessary to the purposes of the example) just to see the league squirm.
And then what happens if the victim is a repeat offender like Brian Boyle? Do you think Boyle being a goon had an effect on Carkner only getting one game?