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01-20-2014, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
I'd like to see them slam Hartley and then have him sue the NHL. The guy didn't have the last change, good luck winning a legal battle. That and where does it say you can't start your 4th line?
That's an excellent point. You're probably right that they don't have any "rulebook" way to punish Hartley, so they probably can't do anything about it.

Not sure what the proper response is here then. Bob Hartley is the NHL coach version of an internet troll, so how do you deal with guys like that in the NHL. Not sure.

EDIT: Wait a minute. Ron Rolston was fined for "player selection and team conduct" so there is obviously some kind of precedent there. So ultimately it comes down to whether the NHL really gives a crap about it's image as a caveman league - and it clearly doesn't. In fact, it probably enjoys it since it gets the bloodthirsty into the crowds.

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