The inconsistency when it comes to supplemental discipline is a joke. Shanahan and co. need to make decisions based on the play. Not the result or assume a player's intent. Of course if Marleau or Wingels makes this hit..there is no bs. This is a reputation call and witch hunt. Plain and simple.
Much as I dislike him, if Raffi is out for the rest of the series and Havlat is not back, this series is over.
As much as I want to stay positive. This is absolutely the case. I already thought we would have a hard enough time with Havlat out. Torres wasn't enough to replace him. Taking Torres out means we do what what, have Kennedy in?
Well, apparently the boards are so screwed up I can't quote:
There is no indication that Stoll even has a concussion at this point. Why would the Kings put him back out there when they are up? Precaution kept him out. Now maybe he is hurt, but we don't know that.
I think if Raffi is suspended at all, it will be a looooooooooooong suspension. It's gonna be all or nothing this time.
Regardless he's going to be useless when he comes back. He's not good defensively, and NEEDS physical play to be useful. He's going to be scared of hitting anyone after this. It's one thing to get suspended for the Hossa hit, it's another to be suspended from this.