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Doan Gets Three Games

via Darren Dreger tweet,

As per Mike Johnson (tweet) 3 games for Doan is confirmed.

If you missed the hit, watch it here.

added 4:17pm, via NHL.com,

“Doan delivered a late hit from the blind side to the head of an unsuspecting opponent,” NHL Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said. “While it was fortunate that Sexton did not suffer an injury, the message should be clear that this is the type of hit that we want out of our game.”

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  Tags: dan+sexton, shane+doan

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SYF's avatar

No kidding…

tHAT’S TOO MANY GAMES.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 10/18/10 at 05:32 PM ET

Twig's avatar

that’s about 2 more than i expected from the nhl.

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 10/18/10 at 05:33 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Pleasantly surprised by this.  3 games is a good number.  I hope that’s the standard.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/18/10 at 05:35 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Thank goodness he’s juuuust below the “star exemption” for Colin’s wheel.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 10/18/10 at 06:24 PM ET

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How low expectations can actually make someone look good. We expect nothing from Colon Campbell so when he does spin the wheel and it comes out even mildly reasonable he looks like a genius. 3 is probably about right because the suspensions are usually so light as to be meaningless. In this case it won’t be a deterent, but will at least provide previous offender status for any of Doan’s future suspension worthy incidents.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/18/10 at 06:31 PM ET

Moq's avatar

Entirely reasonable suspension in my view.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 10/18/10 at 06:43 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Nice suspension and well deserved.

But I’m a Wing fan, so…

“While it was fortunate that Sexton did not suffer an injury, the message should be clear that this is the type of hit that we want out of our game.”

Apparently they want to keep the hits that do injure people. Fistric, for instance.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 10/18/10 at 06:55 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Oh, and of course, how the hell Hjallmarson (sic) got only two games?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 10/18/10 at 06:56 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Fistric, for instance.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 10/18/10 at 04:55 PM ET

Or Duncan Keith.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 10/18/10 at 06:58 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

So, i’m guessing campbell is using either a “magic 8-ball”, or a bingo wheel to determine length of suspenions.

  let’s see you get .....2,  .......... and you get…. “outcome seems unlikely” ?#*!?

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/18/10 at 06:59 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Two minutes for interference comes to mind.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/18/10 at 08:50 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

3 games for this yet none for Orpik (especially in a preseason game) or none for Keith with a blatant elbow. Go figure.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 10/18/10 at 08:56 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Wheel of fortune… glad Doan gets something from a BS pansified hit like that. Too bad the “standard’ is whatever Collie feels like at that moment in time.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/18/10 at 09:58 PM ET

Moq's avatar

But I’m a Wing fan, so…

... there has to be pointless repetition born out of incredulity, poor understanding of the rules, a pinch of persecution complex, and a tinfoil specter waiting in the shadows.

No suspension thread would be the same without it.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 10/18/10 at 10:05 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

You’re such a bitch, Moq.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/18/10 at 10:09 PM ET

Wings_Fan_In_KC's avatar

A bitchy bitch at that.

Posted by Wings_Fan_In_KC from ...somewhere southwest of The Motor City... on 10/18/10 at 10:14 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Just remember, he’s better than you because he’s right.

In his own little world.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 10/18/10 at 10:20 PM ET

Primis's avatar

This is 3 games because the league is sending Doan a message.

I think they (officials on ice, and off-ice) have let him slide for a bit the past two seasons or so..  but honestly the guy has just been playing dirty lately.

Posted by Primis on 10/19/10 at 12:26 AM ET

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