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toby91_ca

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In Topic: Kris Letang Facing NHL suspension hearing.

Yesterday, 03:52 PM

3 games based on what?  I know there are some PIT fans losing their minds he is suspended at all, pointing to similar hits their players have taken in this series alone and calling for Ovechkin to get suspended the next time he does something similar (which they say happens almost every game).  So, they are obviously biased, but do have a small point.

 

The rationale in the video was weird...no illegal contact with head, etc....explanation boils down to suspension due to interference...which is why some of them are losing their minds.

 

Honestly, I would have been fine with no suspension, but prefer a suspension as a point of ensuring people get the message...consistency is the main point I look for.  3 games for that would have been grossly inconsistent with past rulings, including one just a few days ago (Orpik).


In Topic: Kris Letang Facing NHL suspension hearing.

Yesterday, 02:10 PM

Suspended 1 game......pretty much in line with what most were thinking. 


In Topic: Kris Letang Facing NHL suspension hearing.

Yesterday, 11:56 AM

Not nearly as bad as the Orpik hit and no injury on the play, but he probably deserves a game suspension, which will be a huge blow to the pens (much more so than the Caps losing Orpik).  Letang has been playing 30 minutes a night (35 in game 2 I think).


In Topic: ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

02 May 2016 - 07:09 AM

After watching the video, I'm trying to figure out why it's only 3 games.  It had all the ingredients for a massive suspension.  Repeat offender, head shot, injury and super late.  The head scratcher for me is that the video focused almost solely on it being late and really played down the head contact.  There was a comment thrown in that there was significant head contact, but it looked more like principal point of contract to me.  Perhaps if this was regular season, he would have gotten 10+?  I know there are a lot of people that think a suspension should be a suspension and number of games shouldn't be determined differently for reg season and playoffs, I'm not fully on that side though.  3 games seems somewhat light, but not enough to complain about I guess.

 

What's interesting, as mentioned earlier, is how he only got a 2min interference penalty.  He got a penalty, so the refs didn't miss the play.  I really do hope the ref didn't chicken out of giving him a major and game misconduct and settled with minor.  I hope the ref only barely saw it and figured it was an easy interference call because if he saw the full play, I'd be pissed that the ref is incompetent.  I know they want to let the teams play, but if you see something like this and let it go, recipe for disaster.


In Topic: ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

30 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

Wow, Washington ties it on the PP after what has to be one of the worst calls I have ever seen.