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01-08-2010, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Yep. The last thing the league needs is a visual image of someone using a gesture that quite literally is meant as a threat to kill (that's where it comes from folks, even if you don't think he literally means it). You can say whatever you want as long as it isn't on tape (outside of the very few things that cross the line -- racial slurs).
additionally, the nhl and its players pride themselves on holding themselves to high standards as people. They have better reputations than the nba or nfl where they have people getting involved with guns and jail and drugs other extra circculars . Some of the actions in other major sports would never be tolerated whereas some things like this that dont seem serious are to the league because of the image they portray - they consider themselves above that stuff.
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