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Volchenkov Suspended for three games.

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If he was injured they would have given Volchenkov more than three games.

Really. IIRC punishment meted out by the NHL is based on intent, not result. The punishment would have been the same.

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I'm very dissapointed by both suspensions. Cooke is a dirty player; he's going to end someone's career with a stupid, needless hit some day.

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The hits they are trying to eliminate are far more dangerous than a fight.

A punch in the head can not only lead to a concussion, it can kill you.

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On the bright side, we do play the Bruins come March 22nd. Maybe a few open ice hits on Gregory Campbell will send his pops the proper message. ;-)

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Following the Volchenkov suspension, maybe now Crosby will attend the All Star festivities?

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The hits they are trying to eliminate are far more dangerous than a fight.

So what's your point? The intent is still there...even more so in a fight than on some of these hits. Do you think Volchenkov was intentionally aiming for the head last night? I'd say it was bad timing more than anything else.

And for what it's worth, for every head injury or concussion sustained from one of these hits, I can probably find one from a guy getting dropped in a fight.

I'm not trying to start a fighting is good or fighting is bad arguement...just pointing out the obvious hypocrisy.

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This is getting as bad as the NFL QB protection policy. Boy-chuck put himself in a dangerous position at mid ice. he was low and extended. are D-men supposed to just let the forward HAVE the puck?

Vol didn't go UP at him or leave his feet

Boy-chuck didn't even go down, he was basicly on one knee already

Vol held up and just grazed him

It was his arm, not an elbow or shoulder

This is cr@p

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meanwhile lou silently sips his wild berry smoothie and gets down to his thai chicken salad @ the back of paneras....

cmon... show some life man!

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I'm very dissapointed by both suspensions. Cooke is a dirty player; he's going to end someone's career with a stupid, needless hit some day.

Let's hope it does not come to that and hopefully someone ends his career instead.

Not so long ago there was this young spunker in the NHL trying to make a name for himself by cheap-shotting star players. He was a career AHler who only got into the NHL because the team he was on the books for had been decimated by injuries and they needed bodies to fill out a roster. He cheap-shotted Martin St Louis and he elbowed Marcus Naslund in much the same way as Volchenkov's elbow on Boychuck but with far greater impact and intent.

This scrub never even got a 2 minute minor for elbowing Naslund (who missed 3 games due to concussion)and even after "review" by the NHL Colin Campbell refused to punish this upstart hotdog.

A teammate of Naslund took issue with the NHL and meted out his own justice and battered this young upstart to a pulp. The end result is that this young cheap-shotter no longer plays in the NHL, and that's a good thing for all of the 700 or so NHL players.

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Let's hope it does not come to that and hopefully someone ends his career instead.

Not so long ago there was this young spunker in the NHL trying to make a name for himself by cheap-shotting star players. He was a career AHler who only got into the NHL because the team he was on the books for had been decimated by injuries and they needed bodies to fill out a roster. He cheap-shotted Martin St Louis and he elbowed Marcus Naslund in much the same way as Volchenkov's elbow on Boychuck but with far greater impact and intent.

This scrub never even got a 2 minute minor for elbowing Naslund (who missed 3 games due to concussion)and even after "review" by the NHL Colin Campbell refused to punish this upstart hotdog.

A teammate of Naslund took issue with the NHL and meted out his own justice and battered this young upstart to a pulp. The end result is that this young cheap-shotter no longer plays in the NHL, and that's a good thing for all of the 700 or so NHL players.

yes but you have to remember the repercussions of the on ice vigilante antics

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yes but you have to remember the repercussions of the on ice vigilante antics

Indeed, but in the end, justice was done B )

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Indeed, but in the end, justice was done B )

I'm pretty sure Todd Bertuzzi would disagree with you. That stupid move by Bertuzzi will precede his reputation no matter how good he is or what he accomplishes in the NHL.

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I'm pretty sure Todd Bertuzzi would disagree with you. That stupid move by Bertuzzi will precede his reputation no matter how good he is or what he accomplishes in the NHL.

It may precede his reputation for others, it does not for me. My memories of him are on that fantastic line of Bertuzzi-Naslund-Morrisson. Besides, what difference does it make is Bertuzzi disagrees with me? AFAIC Moore needed to be punished, and punished he was, and rightly so.

IMO all cheap shot artists should be beaten to a pulp.

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could NZT not derail every suspension thread into a discussion of why he thinks the bertuzzi play was a good thing for hockey, and why he roots for injuries? thanks.

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could NZT not derail every suspension thread into a discussion of why he thinks the bertuzzi play was a good thing for hockey, and why he roots for injuries? thanks.

It be better if people could stop quoting that nut. Ignore feature is useless.

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I don't think Lemaire will be too happy with Anton when he gets back from his suspension. He wasn't happy when he took 3 penalties last night either.....

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meanwhile lou silently sips his wild berry smoothie and gets down to his thai chicken salad @ the back of paneras....

cmon... show some life man!

To have the whole league so pissed off, Lou has got to be doing something besides jovially saying "Please Sir May I have another" - and then finding a way to win anyhow. AND because he had such a tough run the first half it's even more important not to start acting like the rest of the poorly run organizations, you know? We've gone too far down that slippery slope this season. I need old school iron-balls Lou back!

I think the best response from the Devils is nothing. You have to chalk it up to a lesson learned by Volchenkov. He's got to sit and feel shame. But I think it's also VERY important to use it to his benefit not to make him feel bad OR somehow cheated. It's not a positive repsonse to whine and shout. The positive response is to say what were you thinking? and How are we going to fix this? Bust his ass in practice too -- but in a fun way -- you know how sometimes when you were a kid your punishment of hard labor was sort of cool when you ended up producing something in the end?

Edited by Pepperkorn

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Lou has got to be doing something besides jovially saying "Please Sir May I have another"

I think the best response from the Devils is nothing. You have to chalk it up to a lesson learned by Volchenkov. He's got to sit and feel shame. But I think it's also VERY important to use it to his benefit not to make him feel bad OR somehow cheated. It's not a positive repsonse to whine and shout. The positive response is to say what were you thinking? and How are we going to fix this? Bust his ass in practice too -- but in a fun way -- you know how sometimes when you were a kid your punishment of hard labor was sort of cool when you ended up producing something in the end?

Make him do sit-ups!!!!

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Make him do sit-ups!!!!

Push-ups behind the bench -- all that pee and boogers and spit.... now THAT is a sadistic punishment!!

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and yes - despite everyone's denials you'll never convince me these guys don't pee their breezers during games. Guy sweat just cannot smell that much like urine! and you all KNOW the boogers are there -- :yucky: you see the Polish hankie :o SORRY BRIAN!! Air hankie maneuver right on camera - no one can deny the spitting!

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and yes - despite everyone's denials you'll never convince me these guys don't pee their breezers during games. Guy sweat just not smell that much like urine! and you all KNOW the boogers are there -- :yucky: you see the Polish hankie :o SORRY BRIAN!! Snot rocket maneuver right on camera - no one can deny the spitting!

Fixed. :evil:

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I don't mean to derail but I've never been to a hockey game live. I've always wondered like what the bench looks like and what the ice in front of the benches looks like from all the spitting and hawking. Does it freeze to the ice or when a player falls there does he have big spitwads on his jersey?

In addition how does each player know his gatorade bottle is his?

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