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01-05-2012, 11:38 AM
adam graves
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Originally Posted by Laus723 View Post
If that's the case, as I said, I'd rather the Panthers protest this game and not play. It's literally outrageous. If the lineman was sensitive to it and wasn't sure what he referred to, then it's explained to him, it comes out as a full misunderstanding, an explanation is given, and everyone's hands are washed clean.

You don't suspend a guy for something that had ZERO reference to race and EVERYTHING to do with actions. Stand behind the player, don't let his reputation be tarnished because you want to save face.

Won't name which, but I guarantee there's "watch groups" ready to pounce and they were all over this before Barch reached the dressing room. I'm concerned that that's what the NHL is afraid of, and are punishing a guy for nothing.

The slippery slope by giving this linesman credit for running with that comment and tossing Barch is frightening.

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