QUOTE(Crymson @ March 8, 2007 - 04:28PM)
It's not difficult to break fingers in hockey. If the slash had been notable, it would have been noted.
I didn't say that Lebda did a "Chris Simon" on Nichol's hands. I never mentioned that Lebda should be suspended since I did not see the slash myself in addition to the fact that he doesn't have a reputation of intentionally injuring someone. In other words, I think it was accidental. My only contention is that the slash was "hard enough" to break Nichol's thumb.
QUOTE(rick zombo @ March 9, 2007 - 09:44AM)
Mmmmmmmmm. Thanks for that bite of your Grasping-At-Straws-Sandwhich
What? Not being sarcastic here, I really don't know what you're talking about.
QUOTE(kozac @ March 9, 2007 - 09:44AM)
One time i fell on the ice and jammed my thumb on it (inside the glove mind you), felt a lot of pain. When i took off the glove, my thumb was broken.... they had to put a pin in it.
So the slash doesn't have to be "that bad" to break a finger. Since nobody even notied the slash, then it probably wasn't "that bad"
Odds are the slash occurred away from the action and that's why nobody noticed it. Unless one has a bone problem, no bone is "easy" to break (granted that some are easier than others). With your example, your weight and speed to the ice was enough, combined with the impact of the hard ice, to break your finger. In the case of this slash, Lebda's momentum (both his and his stick), combined with any momentum that Nichol had as well as the impact of the hard stick was "bad enough" to break his thumb.
That's all I've said on the subject and pretty damn hard to argue against given the evidence. None of that however supports suspending Lebda. It was an accident- which I've said from post one.