In the medical industry you learn that every person is built differently. That's why every medication has a laundry list of possible side effects. Most of those 20 or 30 effects only happens to <0.1% of people. Why does it happen to them? Genetic diversity. The injury is unfortunate but some people just aren't built as solidly as others, and that's one of the biggest reasons why suspending based solely on results is a terrible idea and (knock on wood) will never happen. If it did, I'd be finished with this sport.
Yes it does. Poor post and I didn't look into the outcome before I made the post.
I assumed that he was embellishing the hit and looking for a penalty call because I've seen him do that a few times. I didn't know he was actually hurt, but I guess that's why people say that when you assume you make an ass out of you and me.
Suspension? Seriously? What is with Montreal fans.
Maybe you should read the op again. Nowhere is he saying that it should be suspendable. He only asked what everybody was thinking and that he thought it was "reviewable". edit: Every other Habs fans in this thread are also saying it's not suspendable. Maybe it's post like that that get some Habs fans riled up sometimes.
Originally Posted by LaurentHabs
Commentators didn't talk too much about it, so I can't really see what other people thought about it. None the less, I'm still curious since I believe it definatly deserves a second look from the NHL Security Dep. Wasn't the hardest of hits, but its more the fact that it was a bit blindsided/from the back that makes me a bit uncertain. Anyone else think this hit reviewable by Shannahan? Gally left the game after the hit
I could see how you would want a 2 minute penalty, I don't see how you would want a suspension. I saw Emelin do almost exactly the same thing in another game earlier this year. Why didn't anyone ask for a suspension for that?
I think the problem the op sees is that one player had a Habs jersey on and the other player didn't, therefore the one without the Habs jersey on should be suspended.
Where did he say he should be suspended?
He simply asked a question.
The answer: maybe a minor, but even that would be disputable, but surely no suspension.
No supplemental discipline. I think a case could be made for a minor penalty on the play.
It's incredibly annoying that players are increasingly turning their backs to the boards and putting themselves in vulnerable positions in hopes to avoid a check. If a player is committed to the play, he's going to hit you and you turning your back is only making the risks greaters for you. It would be much easier if they just did braced themselves for the hit. The boarding hits usually look nasty but often times I don't even feel bad for the player whose face is bouncing off the boards because it was mostly his own fault.