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awould's avatar

It wouldn’t have cost him much actual playing time.

Posted by awould on 11/11/13 at 11:51 AM ET

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It is actually a good question, because it makes clear where the NHL is headed on this type of a garbage.

Posted by timbits on 11/11/13 at 12:16 PM ET

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timbits, I disagree.  We know what Bettman is getting at, but darn, he is the commish of the NHL, hints not needed, just come out and say it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/11/13 at 12:18 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

What is the question?  I can’t see embedded twitter postings. :(

Posted by The Meal on 11/11/13 at 12:27 PM ET

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TM,

Bettman saw Emery at White House and asked him if he’d have fought Holtby if auto 10-game suspension. Emery said: “Are you crazy?”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/11/13 at 12:32 PM ET

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It is actually a good question, because it makes clear where the NHL is headed on this type of a garbage.

Yeah, it shows that they’re going to take one relatively rare aspect of fighting and punish the f*ck out of it -and they’re going to pretend that this instance of a goalie skaing down the ice to fight another goalie is the real probelm with fighting in the NHL- so they look like they’re being tough on fighting while they ignore every other aspect of fighting.

Posted by Garth on 11/11/13 at 12:37 PM ET

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Make the center ice circle the goalie fighting zone.  Anyone who dares to enter may engage in the mortal sin of fighting during a hockey game. After, they will face the wrath of a spaghetti spined sports writing legion.  There can be only one.

Posted by SlimChance on 11/11/13 at 12:54 PM ET

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So is it an automatic 10 game suspension for any goalie fighting or from trying to pummel an unwilling participant in a fight? Another Example of the latter beyond what Emery did to Holtby: Scott attempts to assault Kessel.

I get it, I know it’s for goalie fighting but it should be about fighting an unwilling player.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 11/11/13 at 01:02 PM ET

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I get it, I know it’s for goalie fighting but it should be about fighting an unwilling player.

Exactly.  Why Emery is getting all the attention/blame when fighters pummel unwilling players on the regular is absolutely beyond me.

Posted by Garth on 11/11/13 at 01:09 PM ET

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yep, just make the aggressor an automatic suspension.

not three aggressor penalties over the course of the season: one.

The fact that it’s in the NHL rulebook that you can take in-game punishment two times in a season for wailing on an unwilling opponent before you take additional automatic discipline is something that I think is going to be changed very soon.

I don’t think they’re going to move to make goalie fights automatic suspensions.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/11/13 at 01:18 PM ET

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I dont think that’s an answer… Automatic suspension for goalie fights would result in teams forcing goalie fights, when they feel their backup ir better, on a playoff series
That would be so much stupid, I can’t even believe someone would think about a ruling like that

Posted by Zqto on 11/11/13 at 04:27 PM ET

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