I just remember in GTA IV, always getting jumped in Hove Beach (real life Brighton Beach), by all the Russians. I could understanding their cussing, so it was funny as hell. By far my favorite neighborhood to visit in the game.
I'm not sure how anyone could even consider giving Benn supplemental discipline for that. If I were the ref and watching the whole play, I'd give them both two minutes, Z for holding or interference and Benn for roughing. Normally in these incidents though, it either goes totally unnoticed (no one gets called) or they call the roughing as they are following the puck off the draw and aren't paying attention to the interference.
This was in no way a sucker punch in my book. Z was tying him up, he made a forearm push to get free, which didn't work and then punched him in the head. A sucker punch would be when a player is just standing there and a guy punches him for no reason. Z was tying him up and Benn was trying to get away. That same play probably happens, on average, 5-10 times in every game....it just happened to have a bad outcome here.
Yeah, for all the people wanting a suspension, I want them to tell me when they've ever seen this type of play ever result in a 5 minute major?
If they haven't ever seen it, then I want them to tell me how a play that never results in a 5 minute major can result in a suspension?
We don't have legitimate gripes about the officiating. That's the problem. We're consistently one of the LEAST PENALIZED teams in the league. AND we're consistently GIVEN THE MOST POWERPLAYS.
Very few, if any, teams go to the box less, or go on the man advantage more. Them's the facts. I'd give the theory some credence if we never got a powerplay, or if we were always in the box. But neither of those things are true.
But for whatever reason our fans have internalized this belief that everybody is out to get them. Bettman hates us. The refs are throwing games. The media doesn't recognize our star players.
It's all bologna. SUPER, duper, annoying bologna.
We got screwed in the 2009 Finals so we deserve reparations from the NHL.