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Suspension For Glencross?

Curtis Glencross received five minutes and a game misconduct for a cross-check last night on Keith Ballard.

Suspension worthy?

I haven’t been able to find a video on it, but it is in the game recap video.

Scroll to the 1:15 mark…

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lordhogie's avatar

Olli Jokinen was suspended for 3 games for doing the exact same thing against Colorado a little while ago. Glencross is a repeat offender.

I really can’t see how he doesn’t get suspended. I like Glencross, but sometimes he takes some really dumb@$$ penalties.

Posted by lordhogie from Calgary on 12/02/10 at 12:30 PM ET

Matt Fry's avatar

The hit was fine.  Ballard came after Glencross (which maybe he shouldn’t have) but at the same time, Glencross gave him a stick to face.  I can understand Glencross defending himself, but not like that.  I’d say he’d get a suspension for that.  But given the NHL’s track record on suspensions, he could get anywhere from 0-20 games for that, who knows…

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 12/02/10 at 12:47 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Hard to tell form the zoom-out look, but to be honest it looked like he cross-checked him in the shoulder and Ballard sold it awfully well.  If he did get him at all in the face, he couldn’t have got him flush, his stick wasn’t at an angle parallel to the ice enough to do that.  He maybe did clip him, and he maybe got him in the jaw with his glove I suppose…

Unless there’s a better angle/view of it, I’d say the 5 and a Game are plenty because it looks like Ballard did a fine acting job.  If we get a different angle that clearly shows him getting him in the face with it… I’d say extra discipline wouldn’t be out of the question.

Posted by Primis on 12/02/10 at 01:18 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Are there emails showing Colin Campbell’s feelings on Glencross?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/02/10 at 02:17 PM ET

awould's avatar

That is suspension-worthy. A cross check to the face is very hard to defend, even as an accident. At best, it is very careless use of the stick, and at worst it is intent to injure (badly).

I don’t think you could make the argument, with a straight face, that it was careless use of the stick when he clearly made the ‘cross check’ motion… the careless part, I guess, would be that it was at face-level.

But in my opinion, it is pretty ridiculous to think it wasn’t intentional.

Posted by awould on 12/02/10 at 04:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar


Curtis Glencross of the Calgary Flames has been fined but not suspended for his cross-check to the face of Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Keith Ballard on Wednesday night.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 12/03/10 at 07:03 PM ET


The Wheel of Justice has spoken… Jokinen, never suspended, gets three games while Glencross, who had been suspended at least once before, gets a fine for acts that look very similar. Not getting it, NHL, not getting it. And if I’m not getting it, how are the players supposed to?

Posted by Iggy Rules on 12/03/10 at 09:04 PM ET

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