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04-05-2006, 01:06 PM
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Kovalchuk, Exelby Fined $2500 By The League

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161354&hubname=

Hard to believe that they are only fined for their actions against Ottawa. What is even harder to believe is the Tucker escaped with neither a suspension or fine.

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http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161354&hubname=

Hard to believe that they are only fined for their actions against Ottawa. What is even harder to believe is the Tucker escaped with neither a suspension or fine.
To be fair Hecht crosschecked tucker in the face after the knee on knee. Kovalchuk though, he should've been suspended for at least 2-3 games. If he wasn't a superstar he would've been.

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No to mention Brière getting suspended for an incidental high stick.

What is going on at the NHL head office? This kind of stuff, especially the Tucker hit is going to lead to retaliation. You can count on it, Tucker will be a marked man the next time the Sabres play the Leafs(this week I think), especially knowing Lindy Ruff's history of "goonery".

I hope I'm wrong, but I also hope the NHL starts handing down serious suspensions. All 3 of those guys should have gotten 3 games at the very least judging by how long Brière got.

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To be fair Hecht crosschecked tucker in the face after the knee on knee. Kovalchuk though, he should've been suspended for at least 2-3 games. If he wasn't a superstar he would've been.
That's the problem...imagine if Neil had done that to Kovalchuk. Neil would probably of got 4 games.

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To be fair Hecht crosschecked tucker in the face after the knee on knee.
To be fair though, that was a huge dive by Tucker.

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To be fair though, that was a huge dive by Tucker.
Ya I agree huge dive. Given he tried to hit Kovalev they were calling for a suspension then.

Breire said it best, "Tucker is going golfing, and we are going to the playoffs"

Even Brandon witt got a game for a knee on knee hit where there was not penalty called. Why does it seem Toronto is immune from league disapline.

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Ya I agree huge dive. Given he tried to hit Kovalev they were calling for a suspension then.

Breire said it best, "Tucker is going golfing, and we are going to the playoffs"

Even Brandon witt got a game for a knee on knee hit where there was not penalty called. Why does it seem Toronto is immune from league disapline.
Ya I saw that clip with Breire and laughed out loud. That was priceless.

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To be fair Hecht crosschecked tucker in the face after the knee on knee. Kovalchuk though, he should've been suspended for at least 2-3 games. If he wasn't a superstar he would've been.
I agree, but not the fact that he is a superstar, but the fact that he is a superstar on a team dying to try and make the playoff, bye bye kovalchuk, bye bye playoffs for the thrash

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That's the problem...imagine if Neil had done that to Kovalchuk. Neil would probably of got 4 games.
The reason there are different standards is because the NHL is a business.
Kovalchuck is a ticket draw; no one would buy any more or less tickets if Neil was in or out. You are correct it is not fair but it is just good business.

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Wow, $2500 USD ..... I am sure they have to skip lunch tomorrow because of it.

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I might actually watch the Leaf vs Sabre game on tv...should be fun

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I might actually watch the Leaf vs Sabre game on tv...should be fun

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Yeah april 16th I think Lindy may call up a few AHLers for that one

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Yeah april 16th I think Lindy may call up a few AHLers for that one
Talk about a hostile environment in Buffalo...yikes...you gotta have a deathwish to be a Leaf fan and drive down to see that game...

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To be fair Hecht crosschecked tucker in the face after the knee on knee. Kovalchuk though, he should've been suspended for at least 2-3 games. If he wasn't a superstar he would've been.
Tucker flopped around like a fish after what he tried to do to Hecht, Tucker is gutless, he went after Mike Ribero last time he played the habs what a tough guy.

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I might actually watch the Leaf vs Sabre game on tv...should be fun

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As much as I like to see something "good" happens, I really doubt it. I am pretty sure the league would (have already?) call Ruff and put out a stern warning .....

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As much as I like to see something "good" happens, I really doubt it. I am pretty sure the league would (have already?) call Ruff and put out a stern warning .....
We'll see won't we

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You're forgetting that Tucker plays for the Leafs.. Bettman's favorite team.

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You're forgetting that Tucker plays for the Leafs.. Bettman's favorite team.
Ya and how can you suspend someone on the commish's favorite team?

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I guess this is the direction the league is going... people getting all riled up over:
a) a missed hit that ended up with some incidental knee-on-knee contact that normally wouldn't even be a minor penalty
b) the kind of defenseman punch-shove that used to happen every game and used to be punishable by a 2 minute minor
c) a nasty slash... which is the reason we have the contingency perhaps for 5 minute majors on stick infractions... but unless I'm mistaken Neil wasn't hurt, so why does it warrant more than the penalty?


Well, the league is bringing the questions on itself I guess by making some calls and letting others go. I do believe they have criteria. Maybe they should be a little bit more proactive in publicising their criteria and their justifications on the suspend/no suspend decision so that we can figure it all out.

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