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Video- Brent Seabrook Suspended For Three Games

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Kind of surprised. Was expecting just 1 or 2 games

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/20/14 at 02:44 PM ET

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Zero games would be less insulting.  Kings fan, neutral observer, more proof that the NHL really isn’t that serious about such issues   Beyond that Keith should get at least 3 games for his stickwork.

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 04/20/14 at 02:44 PM ET

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Star players don’t get suspended, just laid out deliberately with no consequences.  Mark my words it will take a moment of silence incident for the NHL to finally get serious, if they ever do at all…

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 04/20/14 at 02:53 PM ET

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Well, shit.  I was expecting a $2,500 fine and a “Don’t be bad boy, Brenny.”

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 04/20/14 at 03:12 PM ET

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Not surprised he got suspended, but wasn’t expecting 3 games

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 04/20/14 at 03:15 PM ET


not a fan of this 3 game suspension. The blackhawks fell apart without seabrook and ended up losing the game!!  This was unintentional, and bc of backes’s akward positioning is the reason for this 3 game suspension. Lucic gets no penalty and gets fined $5000 for something I believe is way dirtier and was a lot more intentional!!  bad bad bad call by the higher ups in the nhl here!!  it was a clean hit 10 years ago and still should be today. accidential head contact is not a justifiable reason. Here is my blog on the hit, take a peak if you like.
toddy blogger

brent seabrook hit

Posted by toddyblogger on 04/20/14 at 08:08 PM ET

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This was unintentional,

Please explain your logic here.  He didn’t mean to check the player?  BS.  The hit to the head was unintentional?  Maybe but if a player has to be in control of his stick then he has to be in control of his check.  If not it’s the wild, wild west on the ice and ALL checks are legal.  Is that what we really want in the game?  I don’t think so.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 04/20/14 at 09:46 PM ET


My logic is, that from the age of 13 till your done minor hockey you are always taught to finish your check, always! It was an unwritten rule that you have 3 seconds before a hit becomes interference, boarding whatever you may want to call it.
Seabrook never left his feet & used his shoulder to complete the check. Not sure if you played minor hockey, if you didn’t than I can understand why you think this is a dirty hit. The nhl has changed so many rules around to take physical play out of the game. It’s like football protecting the quarter back and receivers which has totally changed the game to a more offensive game. The nhl is following suit! Offense is exciting, I get it! Let’s break that hit down shall we?

- backes goes behind the net to retrieve the puck,
- backes misplays the puck behind the net leaving the puck along the boards,
- bc backes is reaching behind his body to try and reach for the puck, he is now In a very vulnerable position,
- but with how fast this game is I counted 1 , 2BANG
- yes seabrook made contact with the head, but unintentional. How can a player control the position someone is in to receive a check? It’s impossible and an absolutely asinine comment & thought.
- you cannot compare having care and control over your stick to making a hit.
1) you hit a guy in the head with your stick, what was your stick doing 6’ off the ice? Your stick belongs on the ice. That’s how you justify sticking penalties compared to bidy contact penalties.
If you played competitive hockey growing up you will understand. And the nhl has only gotten faster with all these rules changes. And I love it!

Toddy Blogger

Posted by toddyblogger on 04/20/14 at 10:28 PM ET

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You like old school, I get it.  I actually like old school also but ... psst, we’re not living in the past.  Today’s game has changed, like it or not, and the rules that go with it.  We are not going back to the old days… ever.  If you can be taught from the age of 13 to finish your check you can also be taught from age 13 to let up on a hit when a player is in a vulnerable position.  Also not talking about hitting a guy in the head with your stick.  All you have to do is have your stick around the hands or midsection to get a penalty.  Players are adapting.  They will adapt to hitting the head of an opponent.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 04/20/14 at 11:04 PM ET

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