Kaleta hit on Richards discussion (Suspended 5 games)
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03-06-2013, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
The NHL is just ridiculously arbitrary with its punishment.
Who did the act? who was on the receiving end? Was the player hurt? These things play a far bigger role in the punishments than they should.
Look at the Mike Brown charging penalty when he hit Kaleta.
Brown comes all the way across the ice and slams Pat's head off the glass. Pat is injured and Borwn only got 2mins and there was no hearing. Kaleta being the victim played a role in the punishment (Who was on the receiving end).
In fact Kaleta, over the years, has been on the receiving end of an awful lot of cheapshots that rarely if ever are dealt with by the league office.
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