If Hagelin gets suspended and Philips doesn't, the NHL offices in the city better have their janitors on hand, because I'm going to egg the **** out of it.
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For whatever reason, Shanahan and his handlers have decided that intent doesn't matter if there is no injury. So Hagelin will be suspended and Phillips probably won't, merely because Alfie was injured and Cally wasn't. I don't think the league will ever get it right when it comes to discipline and deterrence.
If Alfredsson wasn't so fragile, this would be a non-issue.
Exactly. If he weren't one hit away from being brain dead, he wouldn't have gotten hurt on that play and it'd be a 2-minute minor just like the Phillips hit on Callahan.
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If Hags gets a game or two, it could end up being the best thing to happen to this team in the post-season. Kreider might get his shot, and if he comes in and starts adding another element of offensive threat, when Hagelin gets back, the line-up just got a lot better. Mitchell or Rupp will sit.
That's really the only good that could come of this.
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Lol I went to click on page 2 and it was gone.
Anyway, I could see Hagelin getting suspended and as much as it would suck I don't think it is too crazy. It was an unfortunate play that led to an injury of an all star captain.
However, that being said, I do think that if Hagelin is suspended Phillips should be as well, it was the same play, the only difference between the two is that Cally wasn't injured. Even though that shouldn't be a factor we have seen that it is.
Carkner (and Ian Walsh) should be suspended regardless of what happens to Hagelin.
If all three of those things happen I would be ok. If only Hagelin is suspended I will be pissed.
Of course the inconsistency in the league after not suspending Weber is a whole different argument.