McDonald Gets Five-Minute Major for Boarding Lovejoy (2 Gm Suspension)
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01-30-2013, 12:31 AM
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Personally, I thought it should have been a double minor. It wasn't like Lovejoy was knocked out or something along those lines.
It should have been 1 less minute because the person getting hit remained conscious? On what planet does it make sense to discipline the offender based on result rather than action? Boarding is boarding, regardless of the outcome.
Having seen the hit now, I don't think it was a particularly dirty or scary hit, but the 5 was deserved. Not something that should earn the guy a reputation or retribution really, unless it turns into some kind of habit, but a pretty cut and dry example of boarding. Again, not overly vicious boarding, but pretty much exactly the definition of the call. I think the 5 was enough, but wouldn't be surprised to see him get a game, just as a "that's not going to fly if you expect to play in the bigs" kind of thing. Impossible to predict discipline in this league.
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