2 becomes 5 automatically when there's an injury per IIHF rules.
How and who is the one to diagnose these injuries? Not saying you made the rule, just pointing out its absolute absurdity. It without a doubt encourages embellishment. The fact of the matter is its a 2 minute penalty but becomes a 5 minute penalty because Mikus appears hurt, whether or not he is. Who knows, he may be.
And I love how people think the camera in the tunnel is considered behind closed doors.
You ever had your knee ****ed up? Me neither, but I can only imagine how painful that must be.
As someone who had his knee ****ed up (not once but twice, once a meniscus tear, the other time a ligament tear) it hurts like hell, you can't imagine how painful it is until you experience it first hand.
I haven't seen much of the tournament and didn't know that. But it seems like you couldn't create a better rule to encourage diving and embellishing injuries than that one.
Do u understand that calls like that are here to stay thx to NHL. NHL clubs are afraid to let the players represent their country because of potential injuries. Thus international community needed to pass rules to eliminate the probability of injuries straight ahead.
btw: The NHL stance on Olympics is simply laughable.
As a Ducks fan, I hope Getz didn't hurt his knee
on this play. Not only is there a heck of a party in Helsinki tonight,
the bar scene is just ramping up in Newport BEach.
Maybe Ms. Orange County will be impressed that he knows Teemu?
Getzlaf went for the check and unfortunately missed it, but he never tried to knee him. An accident. I'm sure that hurt a lot, but a major when it wasn't on purpose seems a bit strict to me. Getzlafs leg barely moves, and it's just to position himself for the hit.
If the IIHF rules are 5 minutes if the player gets injured then I guess it was 5, but imo when he clearly didn't intend to do it, he shouldn't serve more than 2.
That looked a lot like the Doan hit that was 5 and game in Game 2 of Kings-Coyotes. Player A goes to make a legal hit, Player B puts himself in a vulnerable position at the last second, and Player A has no time to react, resulting in a dangerous looking hit. It is definitely a gray area penalty because Player B is just as responsible for getting himself hurt as Player A.