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What Exactly Did Barry Trotz Mean When Discussing The Orpik Suspension?

 

Yohe followed up with this tweet,

Players have been suspended for a grand total of 1 game in 11 seasons for hits against Sidney Crosby, by the way.

added 2:15pm, from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz did not hold back on Monday when asked about the NHL’s decision to suspend defenceman Brooks Orpik three games for his late hit on Penguins defenceman Olli Maatta in Game 2.

Trotz inferred that the Penguins received preferential treatment from the NHL, that Orpik’s punishment was bigger because the Penguins were the victims.

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I lost a lot of respect for trotz when he was talking about the hit. He only focused of the interference part of it and ignored the vicious head hunting part of it.  He can eat a bag of dicks. He didn’t even say it was a hit that shouldn’t have been made or anything. Other coaches in the past have at least said their players have made bad decisions, trotz wouldn’t even go that far.

Posted by teldar on 05/02/16 at 02:06 PM ET

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Eh, this was a blatant late elbow to the head from a guy who’s been suspended twice, 3 games sounds right.

Posted by George0211 on 05/02/16 at 02:07 PM ET

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I added a story from Frank Seravalli to the post and IMO, Trotz is just trying to make this an us against the wordl theme to fire up his team.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/02/16 at 02:21 PM ET

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Its messed up though.  I really like Trotz, but the whole “but I’m not surprised based on who we’re playing and all that.”... that is crap.  He never struck me as the kind of guy that would say something like that to be honest.  Kind of shines a new light on him and his personality that I had not expected.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 05/02/16 at 02:51 PM ET

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I didn’t hear the rest of his remarks but Trotz does have a point about the opposing team.

Why did Letang not even get a hearing for that blatant high stick/slash/crosscheck to Stalberg’s face.  Should have been three games for that as well.

Anything to get Sid his second cup.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/02/16 at 04:08 PM ET

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Meh, complete non-story imo. Trotz knows it was a dirty hit. Just playing the long game here, trying to get some calls and consideration down the road.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 05/02/16 at 04:09 PM ET

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I didn’t hear the rest of his remarks but Trotz does have a point about the opposing team….Anything to get Sid his second cup.

No, he doesn’t. Get off the Penguin conspiracy bullshit. It makes otherwise reasonably intelligent hockey fans sound like complete idiots. It’s been SEVEN years since Sid and Co. waltzed into The Joe and waxed Detroit to win the Cup…but ya know, ANYTHING to get him his second Cup!

Posted by godblender on 05/02/16 at 04:34 PM ET

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Why did Letang not even get a hearing for that blatant high stick/slash/crosscheck to Stalberg’s face.  Should have been three games for that as well.

Player safety actually put out a statement on why Letang wasn’t disciplined. Their opinion was that the butt end of Letang’s stick got wedged in a crack in the boards and that the stick swing was involuntary (similar to how a guy whose skate gets caught in a rut can’t help from faceplanting).

Posted by larry on 05/02/16 at 06:47 PM ET

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Anything to get Sid his second cup

Unfortunately in may be a replay of the 2009 fiasco. Hope it doesn’t happen again. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 05/02/16 at 09:11 PM ET

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09 was all the proof I needed

Posted by SlimChance on 05/03/16 at 05:20 AM ET

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No, he doesn’t. Get off the Penguin conspiracy bullshit. It makes otherwise reasonably intelligent hockey fans sound like complete idiots. It’s been SEVEN years since Sid and Co. waltzed into The Joe and waxed Detroit to win the Cup…but ya know, ANYTHING to get him his second Cup!

This.

Posted by Garth on 05/03/16 at 11:09 AM ET

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I love the heartfelt denials by pens fans about the 09 cup. It’s like they actually believe it.  It’s just precious.

Posted by SlimChance on 05/03/16 at 11:31 AM ET

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