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03-12-2008, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ColoradoHockeyFan View Post
With respect to this hit? Martyring on what basis?
That Ott had never been suspended before. There's not many games left in the season. Punishment was way too excessive. Didn't recall the hit. He had to go looking for it. The more disturbing part of it was the suggestion that since Leopold is an oft-injured player, the suspension is too harsh. Either way there was enough said to encourage the feeling of "unjust punishment" from the Dallas camp. Perhaps Martyr is too strong of a word, but others aren't springing to mind.

To specifically answer your question though: The basis is that Leopold is injured frequently so the suspension is too harsh, there's not many games left in the season so the suspension is too harsh, Ott has never been suspended before so the suspension is too harsh, the inuendo that because the play was not really obvious to him and there was no penalty on the play the suspension is too harsh.

I don't think it would be unreasonable to extrapolate that he feels the suspension is unwarranted.

Personally, the whole angle of oft-injured players getting injured on plays means that no suspension or supplemental punishment is needed is kind of disgusting.

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