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No Suspension For Ray Emery

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

After looking at it and discussing it internally for last 24 hrs, NHL has decided not to suspend Ray Emery. Simply put ...

current rulebook as it stands doesn't back any suspension for this. Obviously league doesn't like what it saw last night but ...

there's just nothing in rulebook for supplemental discipline for that

So, who is the next goalie to do the same type of thing and not be subject to punishment?

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journohoff's avatar

I really wish there was a clause in the NHL rulebook that protected players like Holtby who aren’t willing to engage in a fight. There should be some sort of supplemental discipline when a player forces another into fighting.

Posted by journohoff from Detroit, MI on 11/02/13 at 04:44 PM ET


Since when has the absence or presence of a rule ever been a constraint on the NHL doing what it wants to do? One usually has the sense that they’re just making it up as they go along.

Posted by Dan_T on 11/02/13 at 05:05 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

46.2 Aggressor – The aggressor in an altercation shall be the player who
continues to throw punches in an attempt to inflict punishment on his
opponent who is in a defenseless position or who is an unwilling
A player must be deemed the aggressor when he has clearly won
the fight but he continues throwing and landing punches in a further
attempt to inflict punishment and/or injury on his opponent who is no
longer in a position to defend himself.
A player who is deemed to be the aggressor of an altercation shall
be assessed a major penalty for fighting and a game misconduct.
A player who is deemed to be the aggressor of an altercation will
have this recorded as an aggressor of an altercation for statistical and
suspension purposes.

A player who is deemed to be both the instigator and aggressor of
an altercation shall be assessed an instigating minor penalty, a major
penalty for fighting, a ten-minute misconduct…

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 11/02/13 at 05:19 PM ET

Paul's avatar

rb, a player has to get three of these, then an automatic 2 game suspension.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/02/13 at 05:24 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Not suspending Emery, and letting him continue to provide substandard goaltending for the Flyers..is sort of punishment in and of itself…

shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/02/13 at 05:47 PM ET


Who’ll the next goalie to do this?

Why, Ray Emery, of course!  Let him continue to utilize his boxing skills on unwilling punching bags.  Entertain those Philly fans!

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 11/02/13 at 06:13 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Exactly. I should have prefaced the point that Emery not getting hung up right now does not mean he’s not getting any supplemental discipline at all.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 11/02/13 at 06:39 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

So when are continual blows directly to the head not a head shot? Or at the very least assault? There is no place in the game for what Emery did. None.

It is laughable that the NHL is trying to protect its players from head injuries. Last night proved it.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/13 at 08:08 PM ET


I’m generally pretty pro-fighting, but this was really terrible to watch. There’s no gross unsportsmanlike like conduct/“embarrassment to the game” clause?

Posted by Stza on 11/03/13 at 10:35 PM ET

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