Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:52 AM
I still can't believe he did that. What could Ranger fans possibly cry about? It was so obvious that the guy did it.
They are going crazy about that call, the non-call on Prust, and the supposed "slew-foot" during the stoppage. A slew-foot involves tripping from behind, and pushing the upper body backwards. There was no push, it was just a trip, and whoever it was on took an obvious dive anyway which is why it wasn't called.
Rule 40 - Physical Abuse of Officials
40.1 Game Misconduct - Any player who deliberately applies physical force in any manner against an official, in any manner attempts to injure an official, physically demeans, or deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall receive a game misconduct penalty. In addition, the following (40.2, 40.3, 40.4) disciplinary penalties shall apply...
40.3 Automatic Suspension – Category II - Any player who deliberately applies physical force to an official in any manner (excluding actions as set out in Category I), which physical force is applied without intent to injure, or who spits on an official,shall be automatically suspended for not less than ten (10) games.
40.4 Automatic Suspension – Category III - Any player who, by his actions, physically demeans an official or physically threatens an official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an official, spitting at or in the general direction of an official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall be suspended for not less than three (3) games.
Without ignoring the rules, I don't see how anyone can argue Carcillo's game misconduct. It is a perfect example of this rule, and he should be suspended at least 3 or 10 games.
As for the Prust hit on Stepan:
Rule 56 - Interference
Possession of the Puck: The last player to touch the puck, other than the goalkeeper, shall be considered the player in possession. The player deemed in possession of the puck may be checked legally, provided the check is rendered immediately following his loss of possession.
It may seem late, but Stepan was still the player in possession of the puck. It wasn't a headshot, a charge, or an elbow either.
Edited by devilsfan26, 23 May 2014 - 09:52 AM.
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