I think the lengthy suspension has more to do with Harry Z being a 4th line no body. If lets say I dunno James Neal threw a head shot he'd prob only get a game or something since his production is very important for his team.
u CAN clearly see that both of Zs skates do NOT leave the ice at the moment or before contact only 1 does..
this guy has no business being the only say in who/how or why suspensions get handed out.
I lost all faith in Shanny last year during the playoffs when he believed Neal's dumb*** excuse for launching into Couturier. That should have been a textbook suspension there especially when Neal was running around like an idiot when his team was down. But since Neal is one of the better players in the league he was given a free pass for his actions.
Jamie Benn cross checks Ryan Jones in the back when Jones wasn't looking and Benn only gets a fine. The league is so inconsistent it's not funny.
I really can't believe "Alfie" won't even be fined. That's what really bothers me. I hope zac runs him over next meeting. Nothing illegal mind you just send him into a bench or something then destroy Neil so no one can say anything.
Meh. No problem with this one. May be a little harsh but whatever. At least it wasn't Rinaldo, then it would be a possible lifetime ban.
Rinaldo would of been suspended if he used his stick on Alfredsson.
Lundin comes into the offensive zone head down, crotched over and he got blasted. This is nothing more then a 2 minute minor for charging at the most if Lundin wasnt stupid coming into the offensive zone. Z is barely 5'11 and Lundin is 6'2".
Im not really that pissed off at Alfredsson. Rinaldo was getting under the skin the whole game of the Sens until the frustration boiled over and Alfredsson took a stupid penalty with the game on the line.
Shanaban is consistently inconsistent with his rulings. He is a joke and needs to be replaced, preferably with a committee or panel of people. That Neal suspension last year, still gets me. That excuse used was such a lie, I bet even a young kid could tell. How does a grown man believe that?
To me it looked like an upper chest hit, Though it was clear Z was in the process of leaving his skates just before or possibly during the hit. The Flyers broadcast or at least Jones said it was borderline. Now Z will be targeted by the refs and will probably have to change.
Last year Keith was suspended only 5 games for his retaliatory elbow to the head of H. Sedin. I don't think Harry's play was even remotely close to how vicious Keith's play was and yet he gets one game less than that.
Whatever, 4 games is pretty harsh considering Harry Z has no history, but what's done is done I guess.