SM-Liiga 2012-13 (general talk)
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03-01-2013, 05:02 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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If the "match supervisor" (otteluvalvoja) doesn't think it's worth a match penalty, the case won't enter Liusjärvi's desk. It's stupid, doesn't make sense, but that's the way it is. It's not like in NHL where every match and questionable situation is reviewed after the match.
The entire system needs to be reviewed. At least the board started by firing the entire disciplinary committee (except for Liusjärvi) and replaced them with two former players and one ex-referee. It's a start.
And what about the future? players are afraid to hit? as you can get 2-games suspensions from clean hits
The way I see it, this suspension happened only because 1) the injured player was Ville Peltonen and 2) because it was a Jokerit player who injured him. I think the league feels that the sanctions given to Jokerit after the September 1st incident were not enough and that's the reason Nordlund had to suffer. If they'd handed out stricter punishments when they were actually due, we wouldn't be here now and Nordlund wouldn't be suspended. This is ridiculous.
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