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02-03-2011, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
Once it's clear tha injury does not matter, there will be no need for embellishment.
Agreed.. I've always had a gripe with the league seemingly using the severity of an injury as the deciding factor in suspension length... I mean you could board a player, and if he gets right back up and is fine, you may get a 2 minute minor or at most a 5 minute major, and the league usually leaves at at that... But on the exact same play, if the player on the receiving end hit his head and sustained a significant concussion, league likely steps in and doles out a lengthy suspension.... The act needs to be punished and deterred independent of the severity of the resulting injury....

I think the CHL got it right when they handed out a 8 game suspension to Gudbranson for his jumping high hit even though the opposing player was seemingly fine afterwards:

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