dbr wrote:Honestly guys, just remember that "fairness" and "consistency" and "punishing the act/intent rather than the outcome" aren't even close to the top priority when it comes to supplemental discipline. There's a whole lot of head scratching and teeth gnashing going on over these extremely predictable outcomes..
Soapy wrote:No real suspension for Kessel.....wow...
the rest of preseason and that's it.
Kessel got Double Secret Probation !!
Rayxor wrote:Is this to be considered any sort of punishment at all?
Lancer wrote:BigTuna wrote: How about the Leafs getting stripped of a draft pick over a 50k payment to a Swedish club over Grogren? Or how about the massive fine over a bet Ron Wilson had with his own players when Jerome Iginla admited doing the same thing to the media and the Flames got squat.Or how about Mark Bell getting a 10 game suspension or a personal issue he had with police when everyone said he'd get nothing because he was a Leaf.
While you guys think the Leafs get favours, they clearly don't. Most of Betteman expansion mistakes get the favours. They arren't losing money or draft picks over things like that. The Leafs will never be hurt over suspensions or fines, so they will get hit as hard as everyone.
And I do thin k there is a good chance Kessel gets 1 or 2 games out of this.
Ooooooooooohhhh, a draft pick! My God, that's the future right there folks! Shut down the season, boys, we lost a 4th round draft pick! By God, Buttman done did yo Leafs WRONG brutha. Goddamn but The Buttman done did you Wrong!
Oh, and a fine for Wilson... employed by one of the richest clubs in the league. Excuse me if I don't cry a river over the injustice of it all. How many games did that cost the Leafs this season? Care to try explaining how the league screwed the team competitively there?
Oh Mark Bell, who could forget the immortal Mark Bell? 10 games, when other players have had their seasons ended due to substance abuse (Theo Fleury for one). At least guys like Fleury didn't wait for the league to take him out of the season. How much did the Leafs miss Bell's whopping 4 goals??? Oh, but the Leafs, you know, they are hard done by the Buttman I tell ya.
Yeah Buttman saves most of his unethical competitive tampering to his expansion darlings, but don't insult people's intelligence here by crying 'Victim of The Buttman'. It just reinforces why people coast to coast hate Toronto fans.
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