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What if Setoguchi Punches Kronwall in the Face?

Kerry Fraser has been answering rulebook questions on TSN.ca lately, and I’ve learned some interesting things.  But today’s questions (about the rules which govern substitutions after an icing), lead to a strange what-if example from Fraser:

Let’s say it’s a game between Detroit and San Jose and the Red Wings ice the puck. No line change has been allowed to the offending team (Wings) and the faceoff is set to the left of Jimmy Howard. Prior to the drop of the puck, Sharks forward Devin Setoguchi punches defenceman Niklas Kronwall in the face as the two players jostle on the side wall. Setoguchi receives a roughing minor for the punch.

So now what happens?  This kind of surprised me.  Answer below:

 

Both teams are now allowed to make player substitutions due to a change in numerical strength. The new faceoff location however will be moved all the way down the ice into the San Jose Sharks end zone faceoff spot to the right of Antti Niemi. The reason for this is that the infraction called on Setoguchi occurred after the play was stopped for the icing.

If and when this should happen, you now have the ammunition to win the trivia bet.

So now you know.

No wonder hockey players are so often beaking off at each other when lining up for faceoffs… they’re daring someone to punch them in the face.

That might explain Sean Avery’s entire career.

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Actually, what would happen after Segotuchi punched Kronwall in the face would be that Segotuchi and Thornton would simultaneously fall to the ice and blade their faces a la Mick Foley in an attempt to gin up a Detroit minor.

Which would promptly be issued by Dan O’Halloran.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 05/10/11 at 04:43 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Ask Clowe what happens after messing around with Kronnwall.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/10/11 at 04:53 PM ET

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Fraser’s got that all wrong.  If Setoguchi punched Kronwall in the face, Kronwall would go to the box so the faceoff would stay in the Detroit zone.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/10/11 at 04:57 PM ET

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That might explain Sean Avery’s entire career.

It’s only funny because it’s true…..

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 05/10/11 at 08:01 PM ET

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What if Setoguchi Punches Kronwall in the Face?

Here’s a better question. What happens if Clowe sucker-punches Abdelkader in the face (twice) in the last five seconds of a game the Sharks know they’re going to lose?

The answer is deceptively simple. It’s the same thing that happened when Malkin instigated a fight in the final minutes of a S.C. F. game. Nothing.

The “rules” say it’s an automatic game misconduct for the instigator. But a little-known addendum to that rule says that if it’s a Red Wing player that’s attacked, there is no penalty. It’s called the Lil.Gary.Is.An.Ass rule and his buddy Collie “Wheel of Justice” Campbell enforces it religiously.

And if that rule gets overlooked, it’ll be what John W. is hinting at. Kronwall would go to the box for allowing his head to interfere with the free movement of Setoguchi’s fist. smile

Anyway, whatever happens with the rules tonight, congrats to Alanah’s *#!^ing Canucks for making it to the Conference Finals – a belated Mother’s Day present for the newest K.K. mom.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/10/11 at 08:47 PM ET

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Anyway, whatever happens with the rules tonight, congrats to Alanah’s *#!^ing Canucks for making it to the Conference Finals – a belated Mother’s Day present for the newest K.K. mom.

Thanks for the congrats. And yes, a pretty damn good mother’s day present. smile

Good luck with your game tonight, Wings fans!

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 05/10/11 at 09:35 PM ET

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The answer is deceptively simple. It’s the same thing that happened when Malkin instigated a fight in the final minutes of a S.C. F. game. Nothing.


OlderThanChelios, please get over IT!  The deadwings have won CUPS and lost CUPS.
Though you had a real op in 09. Guins down 3 games to 2 and came back to win 7th game in the joe

Posted by dennyfrompitt from McKees rocks on 05/10/11 at 10:52 PM ET

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OlderThanChelios, please get over IT!  The deadwings have won CUPS and lost CUPS.
Though you had a real op in 09. Guins down 3 games to 2 and came back to win 7th game in the joe

I read that response four times and I still have no idea what this idiot is talking about. If this isn’t EvilPens in disguise, we have a new contender for the dumbest poster ever on Kukla’s Korner.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/11/11 at 02:00 AM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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