Official Predators Off-Season 2012 Thread - Part II
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07-13-2012, 11:57 AM
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C'mon man, you know there's varying degrees of voilations. You don't give the death penalty for a speeding ticket.
15 minutes late because they got stuck in traffic or were late from dinner while talking hockey is one thing. This is a "you guys are knuckleheads, I want you to run some stadium steps and carry everyone's bag for the next road trip" violation.
Coming back ****-faced from a strip club at 4am when you have to play a playoff game in 12 hours is another. This is suspendable, IMHO.
I freely admit we don't know the whole story, but if what SK says is true - how can you justify suspending them for 2 games? Wouldn't a more lenient punishment have been more appropriate?
DP/Trotz can run their team any way they see fit. But when the results aren't there, then you have to start questioning the methods.
I think we're missing the whole story. If the 15 minutes late was the first time, I'm confident they wouldn't have been suspended. What we don't know is whether there were earlier infractions and those guys were told (progressive discipline) the next infraction results in a suspension instead of a talking to or a bag skate. This could have been the last in a long series of infractions. None of which could have been enough by itself to warrant a suspension but in total the 15 minutes was the last straw.
The real point is "we don't know the whole story".
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