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The NHL Dept. of Player Safety looked several times at Bergenheim roughing hit on Volchenkov last night. No hearing scheduled at this time.

What a joke.

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I constantly hear Shanahan talk about taking head shots out of the game but this is either the third or fourth Devils player this year that had the opposing player use his body to make the principle point of contact with the Devils player's head. In the season there was Myers on Zubrus and Cole on Larsson, neither of which resulted in a suspension. I feel like I'm missing another hit but I could be wrong. Now we have Bergenheim on Volchenkov which was also a clear headshot and Shanahan is content to let it slide.

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That was a really clever dirty move by Bergenheim. I have to say I'm impressed.

I wish the NHL had reviewed it and punished him but because it didn't look awful enough to get on sportscenter I guess they won't.

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They give out suspensions for hits against the glass...which is juuuuust a bit more flexible than freaking ICE.

If that was on Crosby, Bergenheim would be gone for the playoffs :whistling:

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The hits and punishments during the playoffs thus far is a joke. Shannahan needs to step down because he clearly isnt doing his job effectively. Its out of control at this point.

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We should say Volch is out due to injury, that would kill two birds with one stone, since Shanny only suspends you if the other guy is hurt.

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We should say Volch is out due to injury, that would kill two birds with one stone, since Shanny only suspends you if the other guy is hurt.

This likely has been covered in another thread, but this is terrible policy. The NHL is so shortsighted by taking into account the result and the action. Bad, bad policy.

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Shannyfanny is butthurt over being booted from the devils. He should not be making the calls related to this team.

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rinaldo falls and intentionally lands on the back of crosbys head with an elbow.

would that be a suspension? it would be. another crap decision. luckily volch is a true gritty guy.

Edited by Mayday

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Honestly, I don't think this should be a one-man job. It should be a small committee and it should probably involve an NHLPA representative. I've read ideas about that around the webs and it seems to make more sense.

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Honestly, I don't think this should be a one-man job. It should be a small committee and it should probably involve an NHLPA representative. I've read ideas about that around the webs and it seems to make more sense.

Definitely, it doesn't make any sense that such important rulings come from one man's opinion.

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Honestly, I don't think this should be a one-man job. It should be a small committee and it should probably involve an NHLPA representative. I've read ideas about that around the webs and it seems to make more sense.

It is not a one-man job.

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There's really no one here with a video of it?

people try to argue, "well, he missed him." the intent was clearly there. so are they going to wait until players start getting hurt before they punish these kinds of plays. i want bernier to lay bergenhiem out tomorrow.

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It is not a one-man job.

Sigh...

I mean it shouldn't be just the NHL making the decision. The NHLPA should probably be involved if they are in fact interested in 'player safety', as Bettman claims again and again.

I mean, they won't make the players take off the plastic armor, but still. Safety is very important when players who aren't stars do something wrong, and it should be just as important when players who ARE stars do something wrong.

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It's happening league wide.

And last night the two dirtiest players in the league were at it again, but because they're the "face" of the NHL nothing gets called.

Watch this video as Malkin skates by Nick Grossmann and delivers a flying elbow. The ref is right there looking at it but Chris Lee was more interested in ruining last night's game by making it the "CHRIS LEE SHOW" than calling legit penalties on "stars".

Here's the video. Now if the NHL wants to send a message that ALL the pundits calling out the Penguins for special treatment were wrong they suspend Malkin for the next game. But the NHL will NEVER do this because he is a "star". If a lesser player does this crap he gets 3 games.

Malkin clearly puts his elbow out jumps up a little and targets Grossmann's head. Then Malkin is smart enough to tuck and fall like it was accidental. The guy is the dirtiest cheapest A HOLE in all of the NHL.

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people try to argue, "well, he missed him." the intent was clearly there. so are they going to wait until players start getting hurt before they punish these kinds of plays. i want bernier to lay bergenhiem out tomorrow.

thanks for finding the vid

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