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#1 SidAbelsSon

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:25 AM

What's your guess for number of games?

 



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:26 AM

my guess is 5, but only because it's an in person hearing. If not for that my guess would have been 2 or 3


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:29 AM

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McLeod was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

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This is Brendan Shanahan, Director of Player Safety.

On October 17th, Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings was hit by Cody McLeod of the Colorado Avalanche.  McLeod's hit to Kronwall's back caused Kronwall to crash into the boards, causing cuts to the ear and a concussion.

Niklas Kronwall admitted that he put himself in a bad position.  As the Avalanche announcers pointed out, Kronwall often hits other players with force.  The Avalanche are this season's "Cinderella Story" and are making good press for the league.

Since the McLeod plays for the Avalanche, and Kronwall is a repeat offender who admits culpability in the incident, it is the judgment of the Department of Player Safety that a five-game suspension be levied against the player who was truly at fault...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:48 AM

Honestly I'm a little surprised it was an in-person hearing.

 

Kronwall was injured, so by the league's logic that will up the number of games. And it was a stupid hit from behind but McLeod isn't a repeat offender.  It's not like it was a Raffi Torres special.  He was also tossed from the game in the first period.

 

My initial guess was going to be 2 or 3 games.  But now with the in person hearing, not so sure.  And Shanny has been heavier with the ban hammer so far this season.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

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This is Brendan Shanahan, Director of Player Safety.

On October 17th, Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings was hit by Cody McLeod of the Colorado Avalanche.  McLeod's hit to Kronwall's back caused Kronwall to crash into the boards, causing cuts to the ear and a concussion.

Niklas Kronwall admitted that he put himself in a bad position.  As the Avalanche announcers pointed out, Kronwall often hits other players with force.  The Avalanche are this season's "Cinderella Story" and are making good press for the league.

Since the McLeod plays for the Avalanche, and Kronwall is a repeat offender who admits culpability in the incident, it is the judgment of the Department of Player Safety that a five-game suspension be levied against the player who was truly at fault...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cody McLeod.

 

Thought you had that one, didn't ya, Roy.  Bring back any memories? 

 

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Repeat offender? Because he's not afraid to let the opposing team know he's on the ice?


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

MacLeod is a repeat offender.   Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that right will prevail.  I'll believe it when I see it, but I'd like to see at least 5.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

In person hearing? At least 5.

 

Lapierre's hit on Boyle? 10.

 

Kronwall turned a bit. I'm saying 7 games. 8 max.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

 

Repeat offender? Because he's not afraid to let the opposing team know he's on the ice?

It was a joke.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

My gut says "5 games" just because plays like that one (or potentially like that one) are far more common than we'd like to believe, but following the logic of Shanny suspension videos, you could get definitely get to 10.  It did cause significant injury on the play, and that "jump into the hit" follow-thru, whether or not it technically constitutes "leaving your feet" ABSOLUTELY refutes the argument that McLeod was stopping or making a play on the puck.  It was a hit from behind, it targeted the head as the principal point of contact, and it was avoidable.  

 

Anyone who watched the 2008 Wild/Avs series (before we beat the Avs in Round 2) should be familiar with the type of player Cody McLeod is.  The Wild had that series under control but then McLeod and several others started running Wild players behind the play, and of course refusing to fight Boogaard or anyone else to atone for it.  That series was actually one of the final straws in convincing me that the fighting element does nothing to deter the Matt Cooke (from 2 years ago), Cody McLeod, Jordin Tootoo, etc. type of players that get labeled as "pests", when they're arguably more dangerous than the so-called "goons".



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

It really looked worse than it was, and Kronwall did put himself in a vulnerable position. However, mckleod has a duty to anticipate Kronwall's change in direction. Furthermore, he didn't let up or attempt to change direction, himself. Two games would be the right call. Then again, I'm not familiar with mckleod's history. If he has been in this situation before, then he deserves more. It is important that you anticipate a pkayer's change in direction. At this level, a guy is not going to stay in a position that opens himself up for a hit. A player may make a mistake, but he will typically compensate by turning or moving. The onus is on the player making the hit to anticipate such a move.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:22 AM

I remember Mac fighting him in a playoff game when he returned to the Wings.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:48 AM

The problem is, not only did McLeod not let up.. he specifically targeted the head and nothing else. He will easily get more than 2 games and I won't be surprised if he gets as many as 10.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:08 PM

It will  be anywhere from 1 to 10 games, depending on where the pointer on Shannys wheel of justice lands after he spins it...



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:32 PM

I say six.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

I Think 3 games is fair.  Look, Kronner bent down, and turned in an awkward way.  Not saying that mcleoud shouldn't be held accountable but when I first saw Kronner lean over, I told my wife...he's gonna get hurt, then BAM.  I think in this case, Kronner made it worse because he tried to avoid the hit awkwardly at the end.   So if Cody gets 3 games, that technically equals 4 since he sat all but 2 min of last game.  The only reason I see him getting more than 3-4 games is if Shanny decides to make an example.  Problem is, people will claim team bias if shanny gives him too many games and so far he's done a decent job of avoiding that label IMO.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

My heart tells me that because it's Kronner, McLeod should get 400 games and a punch in the pants.

My head tells me that Kronner did change position, but McLeod had time to react to the change. I think 3-5 games is definitely fair, but I certainly won't weep with indignation if Shanny decides to give him more. No games and I will loudly proclaim bulls*** from the mountain tops.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

It should only be 3-5 it was a bad hit. But the reason why kronwall got a concussion was his own fault.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:15 PM

My heart tells me that because it's Kronner, McLeod should get 400 games and a punch in the pants.

My head tells me that Kronner did change position, but McLeod had time to react to the change. I think 35 games is definitely fair, but I certainly won't weep with indignation if Shanny decides to give him more. No games and I will loudly proclaim bulls*** from the mountain tops.


I fixed your post, I agree 35 games is fair :P

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:01 PM

Lapierre got 5 games for his hit. 

 

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When you listen to Shanny's explanation, you could almost swap it out for Mcleod's hit on Kronwall.

 

The only real difference is that Lapierre was suspended before for a similar hit.  If the league wants to be consistent at all (I know, I know), it seems like Mcleod will get fewer games.  I'd guess three.







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