Around the NHL III: Playoff Push Edition
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03-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dundas, Ontario. Can
I think a good compromise would be to suspend according to the play, with the option to revisit the term of the suspension before the suspension has been served in it's entirety. If the player that was fouled ends up as injured, tack on more time. That would give the players something to think about before they disrespect a vulnerable opponent. Unfortunately the players own union is likely their worst enemy, as the NHLPA would likely intervene before allowing that.
As far as I'm concerned, it is the NHLPA that needs to clean up this mess. Penalize it's own players separately from the NHL decision. It wouldn't be feasible to apply a suspension to an offender, but huge fines from one's own organization could work wonders to put an end to this chronic problem.
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