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Carcillo Doesn’t Plan To Change His Game After Suspension

via Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago,

“There is no way I’ll ever conform or change my game just because how tight the game is being called now,” Carcillo said Wednesday after practice in South Florida.

Carcillo was suspended after boarding Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen last Friday in a 3-0 Hurricanes win.

“It’s Joni Pitkanen,” Carcillo said. “Ask around the league. He’s a big guy but he doesn’t play like it.”

No penalty was called on the play but the NHL reviewed the tape and determined the hit was questionable and cited Carcillo’s history as part of the suspension. This was the fifth time in his career he’s been suspended, but the first for an illegal check.

“If I change my game I won’t be playing in this league anymore,” Carcillo continued. “The way the game is being played now, it’s just a matter of time before something happens. It’s in the past now but (I) have to move forward. It was a quick play, it happened and that’s that.”

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Just once I’d like to see a guy who says this shit get sat for another game by a disciplinarian who has the guts to say “guess he didn’t get the message the first time…”

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/03/11 at 01:13 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Carcillo is a Moron ! That is why the Pens traded him for Laraque & then he bounced around the league since

Posted by Evilpens on 11/03/11 at 11:52 AM ET

WingsFaninCO's avatar

Just once I’d like to see a guy who says this shit get sat for another game by a disciplinarian who has the guts to say “guess he didn’t get the message the first time…”

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/02/11 at 11:13 PM ET

Unfortunately, the disciplinarian doesn’t have the power to do that.  However, you can bet Brendan will consider this statement next time Danny is up for disciplinary action.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 11/03/11 at 04:24 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Unfortunately, the disciplinarian doesn’t have the power to do that.

Shanahan may not, but Bettman does.

Both the NFL and NBA have commissioners who have suspended players for conduct detrimental to the league.  I’m not sure you’re going to get the NHLPA to go to bat on the issue of a guy who says he’s not going to try to stop playing dirty.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/03/11 at 04:42 PM ET

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