RoyalDude wrote:That's the difference maker for me why I don't want to emulate the Bruins, they are tough yes, but they are a bunch of babies. It's ok for them to play you hard but when you hit them hard back, they can't take it. It still amazes me how the Canucks are so hated yet the bruins play cheapest and dirtiest hockey in the game but as soon as u play that way back at them you get the penalty. I really can't stand them. It doesn't help that they are beloved by Cherry and the eastern hockey media. How dare we criticize an original 6 team?
One play yesterday where the class act Datsyuk stripped the puck off of Chara, You could see that Chara wanted to go after him for it like the nerve of Datsyuk to do that to Zdeno. I am so sick of Marchands post whistle antics. Yet they somehow get away with it. Well, they say the Boston owner is the most powerful owner in the league
Cornuck wrote:Geez Clam - I respect your passion for the game, but you're going to have aneurysm trying to make sense of the NHL's reffing and discipline systems.
ClamRussel wrote:Aaaaaaas we suspected:
BurningBeard wrote:Are they actually fining him $5000 for "spearing"? I don't understand why they'd admit it's a spear. A spear is a game, so if they're saying it's a spear that wasn't called, he should get a game for it. I presumed they wouldn't fine him at all, or fine him for "slashing".
This is a text book example for the argument that the instigator rule doesn't work. In general I'm not against the instigator rule, but it only works if the league is going to police the game instead. If they're not, you need to let the players do it. There would have been retribution against Lucic the next shift if it weren't for the instigator, and that's what should have happened. I don't even think a suspension is necessary if Lucic "pays for his sins" the next shift.