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Eight games for Wisniewski

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Just saw this as well, seems excessive considering the other recent hits that went unpunished.

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Yeah it's not consistent with stuff like Cooke's non suspension, and others in the past, but I love it because a message needed to be sent.

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No suspension for Cooke or Gonchar.... Interesting... NHL is too inconsistent...

interesting they both play for s***tsburgh the NHL is going to lose alot of fans letting pittsburgh away with this s*** and i may just become one of them

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Acting like Cooke and Gonchar are the only players that happened to have their dirty hits go unpunished is ridiculous.

Hell just the other day verse Buffalo, Torres hit Helm with a blindside hit to the head.

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Total bulls***. The Richards hit on Booth, the Gonchar on Clutterbuck and the Cooke on Savard were all blindside hits that could have killed someone or at least ended their careers. Not one of them goes punished yet when Wiz hits Seabrook, who was facing him and saw it coming, he gets 8 games? This s*** is ridiculous... I'm no ducks fan but lets be real here - this was the least dirty of all four hits I've mentioned and as far as I'm concerned Seabrook had it coming after throwing that questionable hit on Perry, and that means a lot coming from me because I hate Corey Perry.

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Via an ESPN report on Twitter ... I'm sure it'll be up elsewhere shortly.

Brutal hit? Yes. Dangerous hit? Yes. Does this suspension make sense given others? No.

I like the 8 game suspension - I DONT like the lack of consistency. I cant believe that Gonchar hit when unpunished, and someone mentioned the Torres hit on Helm in buffalo the other night that went unpunished as well. Torres' game revolves around head hunting - I can't believe nobody put up a stink over that.

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knew it! i said last night it would be way worse than ovi's, since wiz is neither ovi nor crysby. had it been sid...2 games.

seriously, as i said in the other thread, its the UBHL (unscrupulous bastards hockey league).

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knew it! i said last night it would be way worse than ovi's, since wiz is neither ovi nor crysby. had it been sid...2 games.

seriously, as i said in the other thread, its the UBHL (unscrupulous bastards hockey league).

Had it been sid it would have been 0 games for sid 8 games for whoever he hit.

PS

What the hell? I thought 2 games, 3 at most, 8 is insane given some of the hits that have recently gone undisciplined by the NHL.

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Via an ESPN report on Twitter ... I'm sure it'll be up elsewhere shortly.

Brutal hit? Yes. Dangerous hit? Yes. Does this suspension make sense given others? No.

Do I agree with this post? Yes.

This is an open sign from the NHL: Just be careful how you injure a Hawks defenceman. These are the following tips you need to be aware of if you're thinking of dangerously clobbering a Hawks blueliner.

1) Be Ovechkin.

2) Don't charge from 3,000 feet away.

3) Cross check from behind, not hit in the chest from the front.

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Yeah it's not consistent with stuff like Cooke's non suspension, and others in the past, but I love it because a message needed to be sent.

Agree in principle, but there have been numerous options to do that to other players in the last two weeks.

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i was at that game last night, and even from the far side of the ice, in the nosebleeds, you could tell that was a dirty hit. it was actually scary seeing seabrook go down like that.

that said, 1-2 games max for wisnewski. nhl is just posturing over the GM's meeting

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overkill, and the gonchar hit was worse, something tells me darren dreger gave campbell a bj for this ruling

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8 wow. 1 or 2 would have been the appropriate punishment.

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Its getting more and more difficult to try to find ways to justify the NHL's rulings. But I like a challenge.

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This right here tells me the NHL dont know f*** all, about f*** all. It wasnt that dirty, Wiz charged, yepp, that's it. Seabrook could've played the puck, but chose not to and got hammered. 2 games, fine with that. 8 games? Your out of your mind. Hopefully Cooke gets his face smashed in tonight, that'll make for an interesting verdict for tommorow afternoon.

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just because other players went unpunished or got less doesn't mean the next offender should go unpunished or get a light punishment. This was the right thing to do. Sure the inconsistency is maddening, but its better than everyone getting away

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Just last week they ruled they needed to "stay consistent" with this season because they screwed the pooch by not suspending Richards, thus Cooke was unsuspendable...

Then there were TONS of similar hits the next week and they decided to expedite the new rules...

Very inconsitent NHL...but I like that you are starting to actually do something...but still Cooke wasn't suspended the week before, and Wiz gets 8 games?!?!?!?

Hopefully these new rulings are where they consistently rule now...but with Terry Gregson as the chief official of the refs, and Colin Campbell in charge...the officiating circus is in full bloom.

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just because other players went unpunished or got less doesn't mean the next offender should go unpunished or get a light punishment. This was the right thing to do. Sure the inconsistency is maddening, but its better than everyone getting away

I would agree with this if just last week they hadn't said "this hit by Cooke would be a suspension this year, but a precedent has been set for this season, that we must follow..."

Then to have them change their minds the next week...

If they had their heads on straight the Cooke hit would have been a 2 gamer as well...

If they really had their heads on the Richards hit on Booth would have been a suspension earlier as well.

The bad non-suspensions are their own fault. Their decision not to expedite it last week is their own fault.

And their decision to now put that forward this week is a joke after what they said last week, proving they don't know what the hell they are doing.

Of the Ovechkin, Wisniewski, etc. hits from this past week its a product of their decision not to suspend Cooke.

For me the outrage is not that Wiz got suspended...its that they should have done this a week ago.

Hey at least they are somewhat admitting they screwed up? Right?

Of course, if Wiz played on the Pens, this thread would be entitled, "No suspension for Wisniewski". I'm 100% certain of that.

I don't know that that is true...

I don't want to publicly turn this into an "are the Penguins treated with bias" thread (though I would be lying if I said I never thought it).

My outrage is 100% not that Cooke was a Penguin and didn't get suspended. Its that Cooke is an NHL player that didn't get suspended, and that the next week countless similar plays got suspended...

I think some of these hits would have been toned down or avoided had they intervened on Cooke, and its another case of the NHL screwing the pooch with officiating, and it hurting the players...

But with Greggson Campbell and Bettman in charge, I guess I'm not surprised.

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