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01-08-2010, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
Once again, the NHL is acting a little hypersensitive and is overreacting to something that would not be an issue in the other professional sports leagues.

First it was the "sloppy seconds" comment, which was essentially an excuse to suspend Avery, and now the profanity ban. I don't think the NFL was freaking out over Jim Mora's or Dennis Green's profanity-laced tirades.

It would be nice if Bettman exercised the same diligence in making an effort to curb hits to the head as he does with silly things like "sloppy seconds" and cursing.
Actually Mora never cursed in that tirade, and Green said Bull-**** twice. Not really 'laced'.

Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post

Avery got a 6 game suspension for saying "sloppy seconds" while rarely do players get that many games for an intentional hit to the head or a knee-on-knee. Normally they'll get in the neighborhood of 2-4, maybe 5, games.

It still bothers me. What an awful precedent to set.
Actually it was a great precedent. This isn't the WWE, that kind of 'smack talk' doesnt belong in pro sports, if you allow it imagine what kind of precedent THAT sets.

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