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- NHL out of touch on Pacioretty-Chara decisionSI.com wrote:
Pacioretty’s words from Montreal General Hospital (relayed through TSN’s Bob McKenzie in the video embedded above and this story) are all one needs to know about this failure: “I am upset and disgusted that the league didn’t think enough of (the hit) to suspend him,” Pacioretty said. “I’m not mad for myself, I’m mad because if other players see a hit like that and think it’s okay, they won’t be suspended, then other players will get hurt like I got hurt….I believe he was trying to guide my head into the turnbuckle. We all know where the turnbuckle is. It wasn’t a head shot like a lot of head shots we see, but I do feel he targeted my head into the turnbuckle.”
All the apologists and all the rationales being used to justify the league’s poor judgment can’t change this fact: Zdeno Chara broke the rules and injured a player doing so. What he did was, at minimum, reckless. Time and time again, we’ve seen decisions by the NHL where Colin Campbell or Mike Murphy suspend a player and in their statement say, “Although Player X didn’t intend to injure Player Y, his actions were reckless. Players have to be responsible for their conduct on the ice.” Too often, those suspensions are too lenient, but the player is suspended nevertheless. For some unexplained reason, even that logic didn’t apply this time.
Bill Glasheen wrote:Just what are the rules that Chara allegedly broke? Apparently NHL management doesn't think he broke any.
The design of the rink and rules of the game...
hidden to most who practice it.
No one taking Bill`s bait
When I watched the unfortunate event one of the first things I thought about was:
This is as close to the image in my mind. Knee to the head is one thing BUT add the guiding of the head (attacker in initial stage of shooting) with the forearm with the momentum of your forward movement and crank/twist to the head...simply evil.
CANDANeh wrote:Body goes neck does not.
The forces of that action-reaction are centered on the neck, and the result is often a broken neck, particularly in heavier people (and those are the fortunate ones, for if the neck does not break then death is slower by strangulation).
0.50 is the WOW! Body goes neck does not.
We have a bigger mass, and a smaller mass, and a thingie connecting the two of them.
One must tip the hangman
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