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Quincey Suspended One Game

via Helne St. James tweet,

One game suspension for #RedWings defenseman Kyle Quincey.

added 5:34pm, Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.

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mrfluffy's avatar

I don’t get it.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 04/02/12 at 07:35 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

The unpredictability of NHL suspensions that was ramptant under Campbell has officially returned

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 04/02/12 at 07:37 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Suspension will cost Quincey $16,891.89.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/02/12 at 07:42 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!? A pure as the wind driven snow Wing got suspended ? LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 04/02/12 at 07:47 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!? A pure as the wind driven snow Wing got suspended ?

That would be funny, if it didn’t come from a Rosby fan.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/12 at 07:53 PM ET

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!? A pure as the wind driven snow Wing got suspended ?

Posted by Evilpens on 04/02/12 at 05:47 PM ET

Actually, I think those guys, and most Wings fans, thought he should have gotten more games.  So yeah, think before you post.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/02/12 at 07:54 PM ET

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I thought this was pretty predictable actually, and, even as Wings fan, think it’s the right punishment. There was absolutely no reason for Quincy to leave his feet like that. He made contact to the head whether it was b/c of Kopecky lowering his head or not. Stay on the ice and it’s not even a penalty. Having said that, I am actually impressed at how the NHL is looking at a case like this and only giving him one game due to the entirety of the play.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 04/02/12 at 07:54 PM ET

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Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/02/12 at 05:54 PM ET

What you said. I was expecting/thinking/hoping for 3 games. Quincey was rather stupid here.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 04/02/12 at 08:04 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Should have been two or three.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/02/12 at 08:05 PM ET

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I definitely do appreciate that Shanahan put emphasis on the word PRIOR when talking about one’s feet leaving the ice on a hit (like Quincey’s did).

Maybe that will help all of those idiots who don’t know the difference.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/02/12 at 08:07 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Awful. Should’ve been at least the three last games of the season.

Also, stop taking into account the result of the play. Just because Kopecky had more luck than Sedin Quincey gets less games? Kopecky wasn’t hurt on a bad play, Havlat gets killed on minor bumps, it shouldn’t be considered.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/02/12 at 08:07 PM ET

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!? A pure as the wind driven snow Wing got suspended ?

Posted by Evilpens on 04/02/12 at 05:47 PM ET

No kidding.  Next thing you know it will be a Penguin getting the hook.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/02/12 at 08:26 PM ET

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That suspension is not long enough. B. Smith got much more at the start of the season for much less. I expected him to sit the rest of the season and maybe the first round. I hope the team scratches him at least one additional game.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/02/12 at 08:34 PM ET

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Quincy leaves his feet ala Kromwal, and nails the guy in the head, but Duncan Keith got 5 for a headshot.  Never been suspended before, Sedin returned to the game, same differance.  It’s total BS.  And here I was hoping the Shannahammer would be impartial…......

Posted by sean_o_sean on 04/02/12 at 08:39 PM ET

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Between Kronwall escaping the Shanaban and Quincey only getting 1 game, I can understand to a small extent how there could be some out there claiming bias. I thought for sure Kronwall would have gotten at least 1 game and Quincey in the press box for the rest of the regular season. I would rather have seen Quincey out for a few games to force him to get his act together and start playing like he is worth the 1st rounder we paid for him…
LETS GO WINGS

Posted by yzer19man from Chicago, IL on 04/02/12 at 08:45 PM ET

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Quincy leaves his feet ala Kromwal, and nails the guy in the head, but Duncan Keith got 5 for a headshot.  Never been suspended before, Sedin returned to the game, same differance.  It’s total BS.  And here I was hoping the Shannahammer would be impartial…......

Posted by sean_o_sean on 04/02/12 at 06:39 PM ET

Does this answer your question J.J.?

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 04/02/12 at 08:53 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Wow, that was soft. Deserved a couple more.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/02/12 at 08:55 PM ET

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Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 04/02/12 at 06:53 PM ET

Sadly so, I must say.  oh oh

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/02/12 at 08:55 PM ET

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You’re right about one thing Sean, Quincey deserved more….so did Keith.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 04/02/12 at 08:56 PM ET

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First off, I’ve heard an ungodly amount of people comparing this suspension and hit to the Keith hit on Sedin. Keith went completely out of his way to directly impact Sedins head and there was no other point of contact. Quincey’s hit wasn’t clean by any means, but it’s not something that would’ve warranted a 5 game suspension.

Quincey should have gotten 3 games, but I also feel Keith should’ve gotten 7. Shanahan has completely weakened his penalties as the season has progressed, and while I don’t feel he’s on par with the inconsistency of Colin Campbell, he’s heading in that direction. These videos of his started out as a great idea to provide transparency, but ultimately have just added to the confusion. He can talk about the hits and dissect them all day long, but if the punishments don’t make sense, then it’s a wash.

Finally, what is Quincey doing? Aside from scoring a goal in his first home game with the Wings, the “excellent puck moving defenseman” has consistently made poor plays in his own zone and taken terrible penalties at inopportune times. It makes me sick to see our “big deadline acquisition” sitting in the press box, especially when he’s someone we were/are looking to sign in the off season.

He showed repetitive instances of arrogance and self-entitlement in Colorado, and I hope he doesn’t feel he can continue those sophomoric attitudes in Motown.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 04/02/12 at 09:03 PM ET

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I think part of his problem was that as a result of the injuries, he was thrust into one of the top D pairings so instead of getting back to the swing of things on the 3rd pair and easing himself back in as a Red Wing he was expected to do too much too soon.

Then again, he might just not be a good fit after all.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 04/02/12 at 09:15 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

No matter what line you are put on, you shouldn’t be taking the kind of penalties he has taken.

Also, he has been a top 4 defenseman everywhere he has played. It’s not like we were throwing a guy like Smith or Kindl up there and expecting gold. He’s simply been underperforming as a Wing.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 04/02/12 at 09:43 PM ET

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A little light. Get in there, Smitty!!!

Posted by Jesters Dead on 04/02/12 at 09:46 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

I was thinking 3 games. But I guess “significant contact” to the head isn’t frowned upon all that much anymore.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 04/02/12 at 11:37 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Deserved 3-5 games. His explanation after the game didn’t hold any water. Sounded very Coloradoesque instead of being accountable and remorseful like a Wing would and should act. Good point of him being thrown into a 1 or 2 d instead of the 4-5 d which he actually is from the injuries. Hopfully all is settled now with Q just concentrating on playing a smart transition type d-man.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/02/12 at 11:44 PM ET

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On the plus side, with Quincey on the team, no one is bitching about Ericsson…

Posted by sabby on 04/03/12 at 12:08 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

Definitely thought 2 or 3 was more appropriate, so this is odd…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 04/03/12 at 11:10 AM ET

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One thing is clear.  The NHL isn’t serious about stopping head shots.  Everyone is saying Shanahan hasn’t been consistent.  I disagree, he has been consistently lighter and lighter (Duncan excepted) in the punishments he is doling out.

Head shots need to be treated the same way high sticking is treated (i.e. no determination of fault).  It shouldn’t matter whether it was intentional or not.  Incidental contact with a player’s head by way of your hand, forearm, elbow, and shoulder should be a two minute penalty, no questions asked.

As far intentional contact, the NHL needs to work with the players union to create an official schedule of punishments that correspond to levels of severity and/or flagrance. 

I don’t blame people for scratching their heads at Shanny, but it isn’t like the rules are doing him any favors either.  Those two changes would remove the grey areas for the players and the league. 

Quincey got off way too easy.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/03/12 at 11:59 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

the NHL needs to work with the players union

Too late for April fools.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 04/03/12 at 12:41 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

the NHL needs to work with the players union

Too late for April fools.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 04/03/12 at 10:41 AM ET

Touche

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/03/12 at 01:11 PM ET

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