According to the article on TSN re: Reinhart's suspension. He must serve it at the next IIHF event, meaning next year if he's available he'll have to serve the remaining 3 games on the suspension. Unlikely Hockey Canada will take him in that event. Lets hope HC's appeal to have the suspension reduced works.
Or HC can do as I suggested, if he's available come May, name him to the senior team. You can name 25 players to the World Championship team, HC never fills up all those spots. It would be a token position, a trip to Europe and he can burn off the suspension. case closed.
Are you people blind or something? They show the play in slowmo at 3:22. He goes to give him a little slash, which happens 50 times a game in any league but the stick rides up the American stick. The initial point of contact is the USA guys stick just above his blade. From there the stick ricochets up high.
It is a penalty obviously but it was called as one. There was no injury and a suspension is absolutely outrageous, and for it to be 4 games is an embarrassment to the sport. The IIHF is a joke. Has been before this tourney and they continue to reinforce it.
So that means even if he is available next year, he'll be suspended for the first 3 games of the 2014 U20 Championship.
Hockey Canada should name him as one of the 25 players on the senior men's world championship team if he's available, put him on the roster and burn off his 3 game suspension. It's not like we are going to send a serious team to Europe in the spring anyway.
Or, they have to leave him off the team. You can't play the first 3 games with 6 D-men? But Hockey Canada will obviously try. They are dumb as dirt at Hockey Canada.
The only other d-man eligible to return is Rielly.
No forwards are eligible to return except for Drouin and Mackinnon and realistically, both will be in the NHL. So no returning forwards either.
So, for 2014 in Sweden we may have only 1 returning player or 0 returning players. The gold medal drought continues next year. My early prediction.
I just watched that and he bats him right in face with it,shocked he was not cut.He deserves a suspension,its was DIRTY>Do the crime do the time.That would set a bad example for sure, what u imply but no worries there,Hockey canada would never try and protect anyone who does things like that,And besides ,not like he was a difference maker.And if I am wrong and he did not mean to do it that kid should go back to hockey school and learn how to control his stick,cause if thats the case he has no hand eye what so ever.
Last edited by 22Brad Park: 01-04-2013 at 09:21 AM.