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Ok Fellow Blue Bloods: Should Torts Bench Christensen? (Interview Video - Post #209)

View Poll Results: Should Torts Bench Christensen To Send A Strong Message?
Bench him 1 game 49 31.82%
Bench him 2-3 games 19 12.34%
Let it go unpunished. 86 55.84%
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11-15-2010, 12:06 PM
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Awesome for sure. Sucker punch? Pause the video and tell me where smid is looking when you FIRST start to see Aves body move forward (prior to his arm starting to actually throw the punch). Tell me, based on the video, how the hell in a split microsecond, if one was even there, Sean knew that smid was going to drop his guard?

I bet Aves lets the sucker punch meme live a little because it adds to his legacy. In reality? I'd wager quite a bit of money that in Aves head, he knows he was as much surprised at the outcome as smid was.
True, good points. Once you pause it you get a better picture. It happened so quickly.

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11-15-2010, 12:08 PM
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I think there will be more drama from benching EC than just ignoring his comments. I think one too many people here are making a big deal out of this.

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And you need to check your sarcasm meter and address the sentiment that the comment actually conveyed, which was that this is a situation best handled internally by the players themselves rather than in a public forum by the coaching staff.
Sentiment? That would imply a situation where the remarks made were not clear on their face, but instead had to be looked into in order to ascertain writer intention.

Sorry, but asking a blunt question preceded by "Please answer this: of "then what do you have official team leaders for if not to handle situations like this?" does not exactly fit that frame.

Look, you exaggerated your response and I responded to it accordingly. Let it go.

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11-15-2010, 12:08 PM
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The guy with confidence problems has no problem Throwing another Ranger under the bus.

You stick up for each other right or wrong. if it's REALLY wrong just say nothing.

I could care less about his great game against the mighty oilers who get blown out every other night.

This guy is a joke.

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11-15-2010, 12:10 PM
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True, good points. Once you pause it you get a better picture. It happened so quickly.
Thank you!

Finally, someone being objective about it LOL.

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11-15-2010, 12:11 PM
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You guys may change your tune after the NHL gets done with this. The Rangers are expecting Avery to be suspended for this.

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11-15-2010, 12:15 PM
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You guys may change your tune after the NHL gets done with this. The Rangers are expecting Avery to be suspended for this.
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11-15-2010, 12:16 PM
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There seems to be a missing distinction here between "throwing under the bus" a phrase which is a cop out to begin with and "speaking your mind" or "Calling it as you see it."

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11-15-2010, 12:17 PM
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If I was Torts, I wouldn't bench him. I'd just talk to him behind close doors. That's it.

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11-15-2010, 12:17 PM
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It was called sarcasm;humor. You must've overlooked that while rushing to reply adversely to me yet again.

Am I your Avery? ROFL
No, I actually like Avery.

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11-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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Is it any different than Torts calling out Gabby at the end of the year, after we lost to philly?

These are all big boys. Let them work it out.
That was no less a d-bag move.

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11-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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There seems to be a missing distinction here between "throwing under the bus" a phrase which is a cop out to begin with and "speaking your mind" or "Calling it as you see it."
He must sacrifice his first child to Avery! How dare he!

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11-15-2010, 12:20 PM
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You guys may change your tune after the NHL gets done with this. The Rangers are expecting Avery to be suspended for this.
You may want to check your sources.

http://twitter.com/agrossrecord

Confirmed: No suspensions for #NYRangers. Fine for Dubinsky.

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You guys may change your tune after the NHL gets done with this. The Rangers are expecting Avery to be suspended for this.
He did nothing wrong.

If he gets suspended it's a bush move on the leagues part, has nothing to do with Avery.

And aside from the fine that Dubi got, the only thing I have read today was that that was the end of it.

Unless you have a link with a quote stating otherwise.

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11-15-2010, 12:21 PM
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Link?
here's one:

http://twitter.com/#!/JimCerny/status/4227635127263232

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Do you guys think that EC and Avery hate each other? If not why would he say something like this to the media? I hope that it was just a stupid incident and EC probably feel sorry for what he said.

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He must sacrifice his first child to Avery! How dare he!
We're talking about one of th more irrationally disliked players on the Rangers vs the most inexplicably liked Rangers. I'm more surprised than I should be.

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11-15-2010, 12:23 PM
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There seems to be a missing distinction here between "throwing under the bus" a phrase which is a cop out to begin with and "speaking your mind" or "Calling it as you see it."
Sorry EC pulled a Fredo on this one. You never go against the family.

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We're talking about one of th more irrationally disliked players on the Rangers vs the most inexplicably liked Rangers. I'm more surprised than I should be.
Good point. Typical.

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There seems to be a missing distinction here between "throwing under the bus" a phrase which is a cop out to begin with and "speaking your mind" or "Calling it as you see it."
regardless of distinction, there's a time and place to air your opinions about the incident.

In front of a member of the media (any forum) is neither the time nor the place.

I have no issues with what he said, it's forum in which he said it.

Just shut your mouth (EC, not you Fitzy)

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11-15-2010, 12:27 PM
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My vote is a hell friggin yeah. What EC said to not one but several sources is beyond unacceptable. I'd bench him 3 games if I were coach, but then I do tend to get a bit too emotionally invested in things sometimes.

So what sayeth you more rationally minded blue bloods? Let it go unpunished? Bench him? Bench him for multiple games?


On edit: his words: Blueshirts center Erik Christensen told Edmonton TV it looked as if Avery "sucker-punched" Smid. "It looked to me like he suckered him; I'm not going to deny it," Christensen then told The Post. "I mean, everyone could see.''
I dont feel its up to the coach to suspend EC for his dumb comments. This is a matter that should be handled in the dressing room by the players, namely the captain of the team, and his assistants. Could you imagine if EC made this comment while Messier was still captain? Stupid comments by players that might cause division in the locker room should be dealt with immediately, but not by the coach necessarily. I'm sure Torts will have words with EC, but the leadership in that room should have already addressed the situation by then.

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11-15-2010, 12:28 PM
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He should pay a price for his ill advised statement. Team unity cannot be underestimated and his comment was contrary to that. Bench him for one game to make a clear point.

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Ehhhhhhh

Two things shouldn't have happened.

1- Avery shouldn't have sucker punched the guy.

2- Christensen shouldn't have said Avery sucker punched the guy.

If one deserves a benching, so does the other.

They probably talked to eachother privately about it. Torts probably talked to both of them privately.

Move on.

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11-15-2010, 12:34 PM
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I wouldn't bench him but I would bring him in for a little chat.

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11-15-2010, 12:35 PM
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I dont feel its up to the coach to suspend EC for his dumb comments. This is a matter that should be handled in the dressing room by the players, namely the captain of the team, and his assistants. Could you imagine if EC made this comment while Messier was still captain? Stupid comments by players that might cause division in the locker room should be dealt with immediately, but not by the coach necessarily. I'm sure Torts will have words with EC, but the leadership in that room should have already addressed the situation by then.
After reading through this thread I'm beginning to agree that it's a let the players handle it situation. Either that or a hey Aves, catch EC in the hallway offguard and sucker punch the **** out of him situation lol.

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