Ya, see, this is very interesting here as Dink himself points out; "We have been watching Maurice since he entered the league and there are 2 types of play played in the NHL; one kind played against Richard, another kind played against everyone else". Now, I dont think Carroll was a complete & total "Homer", as nothing he written that Ive read is terribly pro-Habitant, pretty objective, and combined with other contemporaneous reports & sources, seems there was indeed a double standard going on during #9's reign as the pre-eminent player in the league along with Howe. That window between about 47 & 57. Not sure what to make of it, as its a subject that actually transcends just hockey, touching on socio-economic & political issues, the business side of the NHL, quite a range of subjects really in order to address it properly.
^^^ One of the problems with NHL hearings, then and now, is that they tend to be very rushed and void of proper procedures.
Ya, very much so. Quasi judicial, decidedly Kangaroo, determinations, punishments decided in advance. Sort of a "we must be seen to be doing the right thing" as opposed to actually doing the right thing.