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NHL Gives Bobby Ryan 2 Game Suspension
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04-17-2011, 08:27 PM
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Because the league isn't as serious about head-shots as they say they are, even when a concussion occurs. They'd rather worry about odd plays like a "stomp" that does not cause injury.
...you can point things out all day that you think the league has done right and wrong in the past, and it still doesn't make this offense by Ryan any more justifiable.
Most plays that cause concussions can at least be considered "hockey plays" or "checking" in a sense. Often times, concussions are just the result of hits gone wrong...
Stepping on a guys skate is never right, and there's never any sort of argument for why it should or should not be considered a dirty play, unlike plays that lead to concussions...
I'm sure it's something Bobby regretted instantly, and is something he'll learn from.
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