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Longer Suspensions Needed?

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu Selanne, the NHL’s elder statesman at 43 and perhaps the most widely respected player in today’s game, said in Montreal the suspensions handed out to the likes of Kaleta are inadequate.

“I don’t think they’re enough,” Selanne told reporters. “The next night, the same thing happens.”

Surprisingly, Selanne added players have been talking about themselves about the need for suspensions to move to “a big one so guys can’t afford to do that,” as well as the possibility of the teams, coaches and even owners being fined for such transgressions.

“The bottom line is, there’s no option – we’ve got to do it.”

read on for talk on the John Scott hit...

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bezukov's avatar

...even owners being fined for such transgressions.

Let me know what your smoking Teemu, sounds like good stuff.


Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/25/13 at 10:15 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Finally a player with some balls to stand up and call out his fellow players.
I read that even Sabres players were hoping Kaleta got more than 10 games. but of course, none would say so publicly.

The NHL and the PA both played a role in the Scott incident.

If Lucic had been suspended for his hit on Miller, none of this happens.
I’m still convinced that if Lucic was a Lighting, or a Coyote, he would have been too.

But since Jacobs is the Chaney to Bettman’s Bush, the Bruins will have carte blanche to do whatever they please.

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/25/13 at 10:29 AM ET


The fact that Scott didn’t get the instigator is what troubles me from the start. I recently read an article where Bryan Trottier said he felt that the rats and dirty players that take the initial cheap shot should be getting the instigator and not the guy that first drops the gloves and I tend to agree. Here you have a blatant attempt to injure and Scott manages to draw a power play.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/25/13 at 10:31 AM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

If Lucic had been suspended for his hit on Miller, none of this happens.

Exactly. I will never understand how Lucic got off scott free. He bowled over a Goalie with intent. No matter what Lucic says, he could have made a move to lessen the hit to Miller. He knew exactly what he was doing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/25/13 at 11:03 AM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

Nice to hear, Teemu.  Now use your influence within the NHLPA to make it a reality.

Posted by Savage Henry on 10/25/13 at 11:06 AM ET


This is one of those situations where a PA really needs to be more of an advocate for all players rather than whichever one is currently the target of an NHL inquiry.  MLB went through something similar with steroids.  The NBA went through something similar with drug use.

A PA with a long term view would have gone at this issue years ago.  The NHLPA, obviously, has never been gifted with much in the way of foresight… so this is what we get.

More specifically, it’s what NHL players get.  Namely, concussions.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 10/25/13 at 11:29 AM ET


Teams that sign repeat offenders who get suspended should lose draft picks.  The first time it’s a 7th rounder, then a 6th, and so on.  These types of players will either reform or watch their careers disappear.

Posted by RoneFace on 10/25/13 at 01:16 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

The fact that the team is the laughing stock of the league should be enough to prevent another team from taking the same route.  It probably wont, but it should.

The fact that Regier built this team around one incident by signing or trading for 3 of the biggest bitches in hockey, and brought a rookie coach in with about as much chance to control those goons as he does of making the playoffs with them, should show what kind of GM he is.

And the fact that he still has a job shows what kind of owner Pegula is.

Posted by Hootinani on 10/25/13 at 02:30 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I’ve been thinking about the Lucic hit on Miller but, upon further reflection, I think that the
Shea Weber double face smashing Zetterberg into the glass is a good lead into the crap that has followed.

No action against Weber helped paved the way for the free for all, fight filled, cheap shotting, I can get away with anything mentality.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/25/13 at 08:29 PM ET

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