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Take Your Shot Buffalo

from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge,

Did anyone in the league office check the schedule? Hjalmarsson sits two games, so when does he get back? Saturday night in the United Center. Against the Sabres. So is the league giving Buffalo carte blanche to create mayhem in retaliation? Doubt it. Patrick Kaleta already threatened some after practice Tuesday. But if he does something, he’s not getting two games. Book it. Stinks of the warning system in baseball: You hit my guy, you get a warning, I hit yours and I get ejected and suspended.

The Sabres and Hawks won’t play for at least another year, perhaps longer. You make it a three-game ban and you basically cut way back on the mayhem potential Saturday.

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german_wing's avatar

that’s just the icing on the cake concerning the stupidity of the hammer-suspension ...
does mr. campbell actually use his brain and THINK when making decisions? hard to believe!

Posted by german_wing from Toronto, Canada on 10/13/10 at 10:38 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Actually, I wonder if the league didn’t do it on purpose.

Maybe they intended to give the Sabres their own shot at revenge.

That sounds stupid but remember:  This is a league whose discipline system is completely bizarre, inconsistent, and rarely makes any sense at all.

Posted by Primis on 10/13/10 at 10:51 AM ET

Moq's avatar

However irregular and inconsistent the “discipline system” is in the NHL, you can’t issue suspensions based on the schedule. If they think that the crime is worth a two game suspension, and apparently they do, then it’s two without a bonus schedule suspension day added. Taking something like that into account wouldn’t make an already dubious system more transparent and fair.

Besides, the vengeful feelings has a tendency to simmer down quickly after the initial barrage of threatening rhetoric. In the case of Richards and Cooke, the subsequent meeting was reasonably non-violent. Hjalmarsson might have to fight someone and that’s it. Every point is important and you can’t afford to run amok and jeopardize everything.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 10/13/10 at 11:58 AM ET

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