Griffin Reinhart suspended four games
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01-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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Sorry, but I do not agree that this was more intentional than many of the other highsticks we have seen.
But for the sake of avoiding an argument, lets say he did intend to hit him in the leg. That is now his intent and he should be reprimanded as such. Not the bad luck of his stick hitting the Americans and catching his cheek.
This getting 4 is a joke. I would even be ok with 1, since it did get his face and it "looks" bad, but the lack of consistency is just mind boggling and causes frustration for many.
Four games seems a bit high, but using the legal world it's intent plus result. If you think you can slide through that red light and do it? You probably only get a ticket. If you don't make it and hit a pedestrian or car? You could be looking at prison time. IF Reinhart tries to hit Trochek with his stick but misses? No penalty, no suspension, despite there being clear intent. IF he tries to hit him and ends up hitting him in the face, the intent to hit him and the result end up with what we have here.
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