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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

George Parros is coming to the game. But he doesn’t want to talk about it?

Meanwhile, just about everybody else seems to want to talk about nothing else but Game 787 of the NHL schedule Jan. 29 in Edmonton. It’s a game that has come to stand separately from all the others on the 2019-20 NHL schedule.

The renewal of hostilities of the finally-on-again Battle of Alberta following the Oilers recent 4-3 loss in Calgary featuring heels Matthew Tkachuk and Zack Kassian has become the featured game of the entire regular season.

Parros, the NHL Director of Player Safety, has decided his presence will be required in Rogers Place to read the riot act to both teams and particularly both players in order to prevent a riot.

In all his years as a goon, playing 10 NHL seasons with career totals of 18 goals and 18 assists and 1,092 minutes in penalties, no NHL Director of Player Safety was ever required to show up for any jackpot Parros ever managed to get himself involved.


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George Parros is terrible at his job and I’m tired of the
NHL’s cute failure of a policy: always hire a former goon - he’ll have great credibility
with the players he [fails to] suspend.

Sure this is an Edmonton paper and it’s a little much
hearing from Ryan Kessler of all people. But they aren’t wrong:


Meanwhile (reposting from that buried thread from
a few days ago) it doesn’t sound, unless I totally
missed it like there is any supplemental discipline
for Corey Perry for his totally gratuitous, self-directed
knee to Alex Stalock’s head while the goalie was in a prone
position. All Perry got was an extra two mins (he and Luke Kunin each
got a roughing minor, a ten min misconduct, and Perry got an
extra roughing.) No one on Minnesota did anything excessive and
Perry was obviously cheapshotting an opponent late in a lopsided loss,
because he was made about the score. I thought the NHL specifically
frowned on that. And on cheap totally avoidable headshots. And on endless repeat offenders who don’t learn. Meanwhile, Ryan Ellis is still out with a concussion from
Perry’s flagrant elbow from the start of the Winter Classic.

Hmmm…looks like personal relationships really do go a long way
in the NHL!



Posted by lefty.30 on 01/22/20 at 12:16 AM ET

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George Parros is terrible at his job

That dude has basically pulled Colin Campbell’s Wheel of Justice out of the closet once more. That’s the only way Perry can get suspended for his failure to control himself in the Winter Classic, yet seemingly avoid any reprimand whatsoever for his deliberate knee to the head in the game against the Wild.

Have an actual standard for discipline and stick with it. At this point, no one is laughing.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/22/20 at 07:03 AM ET

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