Zac Rinaldo (2013-14 season) -- Update Apr. 7, 2014: Suspended four games
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01-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Moving much too slow
Join Date: Jul 2010
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With all due respect I think figure skating as being more your speed.
Ps:How bad would it be if there wasnt't NO threat there?
The idea that enforcers prevent cheap shots has to be one of the great fallacies of our time. Let's say James Neal cheapshots, oh say, Sean Couturier with an elbow/forearm to the head. And let's even say that Rosehill or Rinaldo happen to be on the ice, challenges Neal, and Neal accepts. What exactly do you think happens from there? Do you think Rose-aldo beats Neal to a bloody pulp?
That doesn't happen anymore
. These days the refs step in as soon as it looks like anyone is actually going to get hurt. So if Neal wants to cheap shot one of the Flyers "stars", he can do so without any real fear of any serious retribution from Flyers players, Rose-aldo or no Rose-aldo. The deterrent now is Shanny's Dwarven Warhammer of Suspension+5. I guarantee you any player in the league will gladly take a few punches from an "enforcer" as opposed to missing a few games without pay.
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