Thread: Confirmed with Link: Upshall suspended two games
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02-23-2011, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by facts View Post
This. How do the refs explain this to the head of officials. This is the problem right now. I am not saying that he should or should be suspended, but he only got 2 for boarding and then the league tacks on 2 games for a late hit. No consistancey or reasoning. Mind you we would have just pissed around for 5 minutes on the power play. No power play = no cup
There was no way that should have been a 5 minute penalty... and, frankly, it shouldn't have been a suspension.

Similar to Downie's hit, it's rotten luck the guy went into the end boards the way he did, but the act itself wasn't that bad (Downie's was worse).

If Bartulis had been paying attention to what was going on around him, then nothing would have happened. God knows if Upshall came in like that on Pronger he would have caught an elbow to the face. As a D he should have been turning around to face the forwards coming at his goalie, not standing there looking at him.

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