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NHL Teams Get the Memo

From Pierre LeBrun at ESPN:

In the wake of Aaron Asham’s antics on Oct. 13 after he knocked down Jay Beagle, the NHL sent out a memo warning clubs that any future act of that nature could result in further discipline.

The memo, titled “Obscene or Profane Language or Gesture,’’ reinforces that Rule 75.2 (i) in the NHL rulebook allows for a minor penalty to be assessed to any identifiable player who uses obscene, profane or abusive language or inappropriate gestures directed at any person.

The memo goes on to say that any “abusive gestures,’’ including taunting an opponent after an on-ice altercation, can result in either a penalty on the ice or supplemental discipline from the league office.

So consider the league’s 30 teams on notice.

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The NHL is quickly becoming the NFL in terms of trying to punish anything that might rub one person the wrong way, but not realizing the punishments rub even more FANS the wrong way.

The fact that a memo was sent out after Asham’s “incident”, but not after Simmonds blatant on-ice slur is somewhat interesting too.

Posted by DBehr from The Mitten on 10/21/11 at 03:57 PM ET

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