dangler wrote: I thought he tried to tuck his shoulder lower to avoid a head shot..Doesn't matter really, we know the NHL will probably suspend Edler anyway as the only thing the league is consistent in is inconsistency.
The NHL is not even mention-worthy in the same sentence as the NFL (oops,just did it)
Yeah, it's kind of touch and go on that one.
In case the NHL does suspend Edler for 'x' number of games, I'm trying to see things from their perspective.
Even if it was a slight lean in on Edler's part, it CLEARLY wasn't an attempt to injure. We'll see what happens.
And yes - the NHL can't hold a candle to the NFL. When the NFL spots corruption or incompetence of any kind, they take care of it (i.e. the scrub refs were gonzo after they completely blew the call last year when the Seahawks got their 'phantom touchdown' against Green Bay). Those refs that refereed the Seahawks-Steelers Superbowl from 2006, never reffed a game in the NFL ever again).
If the NHL conducted itself in a similar manner to the NFL, Kelly Sutherland would have been fired many years ago.
Best of all, the NFL doesn't have a guy like Don Cherry at the helm who indirectly promotes and encourages racism.
So yes - in support of what you said, the NHL can't hold a candle to the NFL. NFL>NBA>MLB>PGA>someotherleagues>NHL.
Bettman and company can go fuck themselves.