Meh. I understand what you are saying and even agree with it, I think this was just an overzealous thing to do and had no place in this circumstance. The big kicker is he was allowed on the ice a few days prior, so there was already a precedent.
While its a bummer that the kid couldn't celebrate on ice with his team, lets turn off the emotion and think about it rationally for a second.
This is North America. People here are absolutely sue-crazy. If you even look at someone wrong in North America they want to sue you. Letting a paralyzed kid in a wheel chair on the ice just screams million dollar+ lawsuit. Its a liability thing.
f*** liability. The damn chair isn't going to fall over. It was a **** move and nothing more. There is no justifying it.
What a **** move. I second that, I would of rolled him straight to the ice and right over any son of a ***** who tried to stop me. Insurance my ass. Where was the game played? Was there a true home team, perhaps Hill-Murray? I didn't see it mentioned in the article, or I missed it.
What always gives me a chuckle is the need for Blues fans to let all of us know about their team. I'm not saying it was even the case here, but it feels like there is a lot of "hey look at us please" going on with that fanbase.
That's exactly what's going on. They come in here and act like they are here to have a conversation about hockey, but it's no coincidence they were here weeks ago when they were doing good, then the Wings tore it up and padded their lead, then we start to get the injury bug and lose a few games and all of a sudden the B-losers are ahead of us and out of the wood work come the knuckleheads again. "B-b-but we're finally relevant, pay attention to us!" I can't wait for them to come crashing down off their coke-binge-high so I can go to every god damn blues forum I can find and incessantly laugh at them for yet again failing to do a damn thing when it mattered most. I'll put money on them choking and I'll do it with af****** smile on my face.
On a side note, I really do believe the whistle should have blown. IMO thats a poor decision by the refs. If a guy shoots his arms up like that and attempts to get up and fails, you know hes in bad shape.
Why? They don't blow the whistle if a Wing goes down. That would be almost as bad as the other team trying to start a fight and stopping play. Hits separate people from the puck and typically create scoring chances, it's unfortunate if someone is incapacitated but that's the sport of hockey. We should have scored on that play.
Haha, sometimes it's comical to me and other times it just gets old. There seems to be one person with about 3 or 4 accounts..it's kinda obvious. There is being critical of your team and then there is just being a fairweather ****** canoe.
Join the club. Fans can be upset, I scream at my TV for 2-1/2 hours straight for some games, but in the end I really do wonder how some people say they support the Wings in any facet when all they do is rip on them 24/7, even when they are playing well, leading the division, the conference, the league. I suppose some people are just destined to be miserable. A few SNs come to mind.
Bob McKenzie via Twitter: "No suppl disc for Kronwall on Voracek. PPOC was head but deemed full body on body hit. Not a hit NHL believes should be out of the game."
That's what I'm talking about.
After one of the first Kronwallings of the year that was quasi-borderline I was concerned it was going to deter him from making that type of hit again. I don't remember which game, but I think it was his first back hit. After they came out and said it was clean, he went for one the next game too, might have even been the next night. So quite the contrary to deterring him, it almost seems like it encourages him after they are deemed clean. I wonder if that means he's going to lay someone out on Friday.