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Suspension Updates On Dale Weise And Zack Kassian

 


Wil post more including video when available.

added 7:43pm, Watch below, the Kassian suspension explanation video first followed by the Weise video.

 

 

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5 games for a broken jaw because you’re careless with your stick…

4 games because you’ve hit a guy against the boards. Oh, and the guy wasn’t injured.


Huh.


Wheel ‘O Justice keeps on spinning.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 09/23/13 at 06:11 PM ET

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So Kassian gets the same suspension as Brendan Smith did 2 years ago?  A hockey play gone wrong vs a wild stick swing that can never go right?  Wheel keep spinning indeed, mrfluffy

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 09/23/13 at 06:56 PM ET

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So if I’m reading those last two comments correctly, the same actions should be penalized more if the player is hurt by it, and less if they aren’t?

I think the NHL tends to really screw up enforcement more often than not, but I think they have to look at the action and not the result when it comes to penalizing players.

At least, if the end goal is minimizing risk.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 09/23/13 at 08:28 PM ET

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I agree that the action not the result should be important.  In both the Smith and Kassian suspensions they injured a player.  Smith did it by lining up a check incorrectly and Kassian did it by swinging his stick wildly.  Both players injured someone, both players had no discipline history in the NHL.  So I’m wondering why the suspensions are the same.  Shanahan’s pretty much saying that lining up a check wrong is just as dangerous as swinging your stick wildly and that’s absurd.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 09/23/13 at 08:47 PM ET

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Shanahan’s pretty much saying that lining up a check wrong is just as dangerous as swinging your stick wildly and that’s absurd.

Maybe he’s saying it is equally important to control the point of contact on your hit as it is to control where your stick goes.

Or maybe he wasn’t thinking about a hit from two years ago when he was making the Kassian decision…

Saying these two suspensions are equal is like saying that a goal and an assist are the same thing because they each count as a point, or that tripping and roughing are the same thing because they each get assessed a two-minute penalty.

Posted by Garth on 09/23/13 at 09:24 PM ET

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