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The Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa spends the first part of his weekly notebook discussing the evolution of the Department of Player Safety from the Matt Cooke-on-Marc Savard hit some four years ago to the implementation of rules against hits to the head and the most recent example of the league punishing a player for a hit to the head in the John Moore-on-Erik Haula hit, but then he goes on to launch a rather passionate defense of John Scott's decision to leave the San Jose Sharks' bench to fight Tim Jackman.
It's a curious contradiction, and I'm curious as to what you think about this:
John Scott is out $17,073.18 after the league suspended him for two games following his fight last Sunday with Anaheim’s Tim Jackman. The Sharks should do the right thing and get that cash back in Scott’s pocket. On the play, the San Jose tough guy did exactly what his employer hired him to do. Scott and Jackman had tangled earlier in the game.
Scott didn’t have issues about that fight. But the ex-Sabre didn’t appreciate Jackman’s third-period engagement of Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Jackman had 10 scraps last season, according to http://www.hockeyfights.com Vlasi.c, the Sharks’ ace defenseman and one of their best players, has one career fight: a hiss-and-scratcher against Daniel Briere in 2009.
from Daniel Brown of the Mercury News,
Sharks coach Todd McLellan was in no mood to elaborate on Vlasic's status after a 3-0 defeat in Game 5 at SAP Center.
"There is an obvious answer: He didn't return after the blow he took the head from Stoll,'' McLellan said coolly. "He has an upper-body injury. Call it that."
When asked if Vlasic would be OK to play Monday in Los Angeles, McLellan said simply: "I don't know."
from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,
So when Marc-Edouard Vlasic questioned the consistency of the NHL’s punishment in his case last April and the ruling this week suspending Toronto forward Phil Kessel for three pre-season games (see previous posting), I tried to reach NHL director of player safety Brendan Shanahan for a response.
I expected a pro forma “we don’t engage in post-decision discussions” from the league. Instead I got an email back from Shanahan. That led to a late-night phone call and after some off-the-record conversation, he decided to respond on the record. Here’s what he had to say:
“My door is always open to any player. If he truly wants an explanation, he can reach out to me anytime and I will give him an explanation. That is an easy route and not something that he necessarily needs to do through the newspaper.
“On each incident, we dissect the details. We use our experience to try to establish intent, degree of recklessness. For someone to say the judgment is too lenient of the judgment is too harsh, that’s perfectly acceptable because this is a subjective job and we respect that other people have other opinions.”
read on and if you don't remember the slash from Vlasic on Heatley from early April, watch it below. Vlasic was fined $8,378.38 for the slash.
NEW YORK (April 4, 2013) -- San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined $8,378.38, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley in NHL Game No. 542 in San Jose on Wednesday, April 3, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period. Vlasic was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.
A review of the incident that included a conversation with the Minnesota Wild confirmed that Heatley suffered an injury in an ensuing scrum and not as a result of Vlasic’s slash.
As a first-time offender, the maximum Vlasic could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.
if you missed the incident, watch it here...
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,
Coach Mike Yeo, after a very abbreviated 20-second press scrum, indicated that Dany Heatley will out for awhile with what looked on replay to be a left wrist injury after an altercation he had with San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic after the game.
Vlasic, Heatley’s former teammate who had an ongoing battle with the veteran much of the third period, got into it with Heatley in front of the Sharks’ net in the final seconds after Vlasic cross-checked Heatley.
Vlasic slashed Heatley across the top of the back. Heatley got up and tried to connect with his stick and missed. Vlasic then two-handed Heatley across the forearm and jumped him. Vlasic got the shirt over top Heatley’s head, lifted him and then violently one-last time drove him down to the ice. That appears to be when Heatley got hurt. He skated to the exit in pain.
more plus watch the only video I could find of the incident below... Russo has the same video too....
update 12:27pm, Added another video below showing the incident and Vlasic talking about it.
SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a five-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Vlasic, 25, finished third on the team, first among defensemen, with a +11 rating. He has been a double-digit plus player in five out of his six season in the League. He also led the team and was T-12th in the League with 171 blocked shots, including a franchise-record eight blocks on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles. He was named the NHL Second Star of the Week for Nov. 14-20 when his tallied seven points (1-6=7) and a +7 in three games, including a career-high four-point, +5 game on Nov. 17 vs. Detroit.
In six seasons with San Jose, he has appeared in 471 regular season games where he has posted 133 points (22-111=133). In franchise history, he ranks 11th in games played and his +62 career plus/minus rating is second. Named to the 2006-07 NHL All-Rookie Team, Vlasic’s 471 career regular season games rank second among all players selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic clears the puck in to his own net.
In case you were wondering, Dan Boyle was on the ice.
Blues lead 1-0 at the end of one periond.
added 9:09pm, Below is the Blues broadcast team with the call…
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,
Marc-Edouard Vlasic is not the heir to the Vlasic pickle throne.
Yet, Vlasic nearly canned Flyers forward Danny Briere - to be put on the shelf - with a dirty hit that required Briere to be helped off the ice by a trainer with 4:52 left in the third period on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank.
The lack of a penalty call on the hit, in the waning moments, likely played a role in the outcome. In fact, there were just 6 total penalty minutes doled out by referees Marc Joannette and Mike Leggo, the lowest combined amount of any Flyers game this season.
Today, it’s hard to see how Vlasic will avoid hearing from Brendan Shanahan for supplementary discipline. As is league policy, the hit will be reviewed today by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
continued and watch the hit below…
From the San Jose Sharks:
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a four-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Marc-Edouard is one of the top young defenseman in the game and we are excited to have him in to fold for the next several years,” said Wilson. “He has a tremendous future with this franchise and we look forward to watching his continued development.”
from the Mercury News,
While Vlasic’s name now is chiseled onto the Sharks’ roster, he faces a different challenge: finding a defensive partner. The steady Scott Hannan is gone, having signed as a free agent with Colorado.
“I thought Scotty and I had a pretty good chemistry,” Vlasic said. “If I made a mistake, he was there to back me up. He showed me how to position myself on the ice. It was great to play with him.”
Actually, Wilson countered, it was the other way around.
“I think Mark helped Scotty more, to be honest,” he said. “Marc is the last guy I’m worried about. We just have to find him someone to play with now.”
read on... Is that a backhanded shot at Hannan from Wilson?