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You have probably heard by now no further action will be taken by the NHL in regards to the Senators/Canadiens game last night.

Not even a phone call?


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goon's avatar

Why should there be, it was entertaining, the only people that had an issue was the writers that have never played the game. smile

Posted by goon from Grand Forks, ND on 05/06/13 at 10:45 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Inconsistency at its finest.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/06/13 at 10:45 AM ET

peiz11's avatar

goon, I would agree with you if it was just a fight…however, a blatent elbow to the head (with intent to do just that) speaks exactly to how inconsistent this league is. That is just as, if not more, dangerous than the two hits that got suspensions. You want to take this head injuries out of the game? How about you punish people for purposely elbowing others in the head when it has nothing to do with the play.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 05/06/13 at 10:50 AM ET


Well, they can’t suspend two entire teams…

What’s the mechanism for disciplining coaches? (I assume Shanny doesn’t have jurisdiction…)

Posted by aqf on 05/06/13 at 11:07 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Oldtime Hockey like Eddie Shore EHHHH

Posted by Evilpens on 05/06/13 at 11:07 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Shanahan’s Spinning Wheel of Injustice strikes (or, in this case, doesn’t strike) again. Just pathetic.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/06/13 at 11:10 AM ET

goon's avatar

peiz11, mea culpa on the fighting, the vicious elbow on Cory Conacher was pretty bad, I think worthy of a suspension, I can’t believe that’s not getting a look from the Department of Players Safety.

Posted by goon from Grand Forks, ND on 05/06/13 at 11:12 AM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

who would’ve guessed….

oh wait..most of us…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 05/06/13 at 11:55 AM ET

Primis's avatar

The next game is going to be an absolute bloodbath.

I really don’t see that ending well…  that’s the only possible outcome it *can* be.  It’ll take one hit or slash and everything is going to erupt in a way that makes this game look tame.

Posted by Primis on 05/06/13 at 01:14 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

They definitely would not do anything to jeopardize the tv ratings its about to get on Tuesday night. This series is right where they want it to be. I enjoyed the game Sunday night, lookin forward to tomorrow on that one as well.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/06/13 at 01:17 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

I just don’t get why non-hockey goonery doesn’t even register a blip with the department of safety.  If during the course of a play you make a hit and come near a head, you’re toast.  If during play of even after a whistle you skate up to a guy and elbow him in the head, sucker punch him, or grab his head and ram it into the glass?  Good job, that’s good, ol’ time hockey! 

You want to get serious about cleaning up the game?  This stuff that has nothing to do with the game and nothing to do with even fighting needs to be disciplned extremely harshly.  At this point you’re dumb to try to make a big hit on a puck carrier, when you can just wait until after the whistle and clock the guy in the head and you’ll be right back in the next game.

What a frigging joke.  Matt Cooke got the book thrown at him for doing to McDonaugh exactly what Bourque did to Conacher.  I know Cooke had a looooooong history, but you can’t allow that to go completely unpunished.  What kind of message are you sending?

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/06/13 at 01:29 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Oh no, for sure, NHL says even an accidental blow to the head is reckless and may be suspendable.  Maybe they mean ONLY accidental blows to the head will be punished, deliberate elbows to the head are acceptable.

Posted by RWBill on 05/06/13 at 01:33 PM ET


Bourque loves the elbows—-

Posted by Siggy on 05/06/13 at 03:23 PM ET



And when the rules aren’t enforced, the best deterrence—-

Posted by Siggy on 05/06/13 at 03:28 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Laughable, but not shocking.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/06/13 at 03:54 PM ET

RhymeTimeWingsDings's avatar

horse shit.  last words spoken in the video.

Posted by RhymeTimeWingsDings on 05/06/13 at 04:34 PM ET


God damn its a game now

Posted by neffernin on 05/06/13 at 10:02 PM ET

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