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Video- Marchand Knees Kunitz And He Slashes Marchand

Do you think the refs would have called the kneeing penalty on Brad Marchand if Chris Kunitz would not have retaliated with the slash?

Both did receive penalties and rightfully so.

 

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igrover's avatar

Yeah it was right for both players to be penalized however there was no need for Marchand to embellish or dive on the slash.

Posted by igrover on 06/06/13 at 01:15 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Yeah it was right for both players to be penalized however there was no need for Marchand to embellish or dive on the slash.

Posted by igrover on 06/06/13 at 02:15 PM ET

Exactly.  Marchand should have gotten an extra 2.  Kunitz slashed him in the butt, and Marchand reacted like he took his knee off.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 06/06/13 at 02:01 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Marchand should have gotten an extra 2.

Why is it that refs seem loathe to call embellishment, it’s the only way they will get it out of the game.

Posted by calquake on 06/06/13 at 02:30 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Bruins just hook & hold , trip & Clutch & dare the refs to call it all, NOT an excuse for the Pens being down 3-0 they have earned it

Posted by Evilpens on 06/06/13 at 02:40 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Why is it that refs seem loathe to call embellishment, it’s the only way they will get it out of the game.

Posted by calquake on 06/06/13 at 03:30 PM ET

Because the refs like being made to look like fools?  I dunno, all I can come up with.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 06/06/13 at 03:07 PM ET

madhatter's avatar

Marchand deserved that. In fact, Kunitz should have been allowed to slash him again.

Posted by madhatter on 06/06/13 at 03:08 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Why is it that refs seem loathe to call embellishment, it’s the only way they will get it out of the game.
Posted by calquake on 06/06/13 at 03:30 PM ET

I think embellishment is really tough for them to call. I think the issue needs to be addressed by the league. The league should review tapes and fine offenders after the fact. First a fine, then a one game suspension, then a three game suspension.

With stiff penalties like that, the incentive to dive is removed from the game.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 06/06/13 at 03:16 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

I think embellishment is really tough for them to call. I think the issue needs to be addressed by the league. The league should review tapes and fine offenders after the fact. First a fine, then a one game suspension, then a three game suspension.

With stiff penalties like that, the incentive to dive is removed from the game.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 06/06/13 at 04:16 PM ET

I like it.  The Department of Player Embarrassment.

Marchand deserved that. In fact, Kunitz should have been allowed to slash him again.

Posted by madhatter on 06/06/13 at 04:08 PM ET

I also agree with this

 

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 06/06/13 at 04:01 PM ET

Paul's avatar

CDP,

64.3 Fines and Suspensions - Regardless if a minor penalty for diving / embellishment is called, Hockey Operations will review game videos and assess fines to players or goalkeepers who dive or embellish a fall or a reaction, or who feign injury. See also Rule 28 – Supplementary Discipline. The call on the ice by the Referee is totally independent of supplementary discipline.
The first such incident during the season will result in a warning letter being sent to the player or goalkeeper. The second such incident will result in a one thousand dollar ($1,000) fine. For a third such incident in the season, the player shall be suspended for one game, pending a telephone conversation with the Director of Hockey Operations. For subsequent violations in the same season, the player’s suspension shall double (i.e. first suspension – one game, second suspension – two games, third suspension – four games, etc.)

Source: Official Rules.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/06/13 at 04:05 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Source: Official Rules.
Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/06/13 at 05:05 PM ET

Thanks Paul. Now if they would only apply the rule…

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 06/06/13 at 04:14 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Bruins just hook & hold , trip & Clutch & dare the refs to call it all, NOT an excuse for the Pens being down 3-0 they have earned it

Posted by Evilpens on 06/06/13 at 03:40 PM ET

Yeah Id have to agree, when the Bruins are able to do those things in the defensive zone it becomes nearly impossible to score at any rate…

Posted by pgoody on 06/06/13 at 04:16 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Thanks Paul. Now if they would only apply the rule…

DIVE ON… apply directly to the head. grin

Posted by calquake on 06/06/13 at 05:41 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

that was a potentially dangerous move by marchand, what a punk.  Hes a great player and all, but man, that shit pisses me off.  Always trying to hurt another player, like he did to salo before.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 06/06/13 at 09:19 PM ET

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