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cdoug55

Member Since 07 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 08 2007 02:02 PM
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In Topic: Tucker dances around talk of retribution- Kaberle's injury: Devil

07 March 2007 - 01:49 PM

Yeah -- but you don't even wanna let it get that far You just want "I'm LISTENIN' TO THE fvckIN SONG!" and that's the end of it.



exactly. you want to have a person of presence that basically says "just sit down and take it". Stevens was def. that guy.

In Topic: Tucker dances around talk of retribution- Kaberle's injury: Devil

07 March 2007 - 01:42 PM

If Tucker was going to do something he would've kept quiet then attacked on the 20th. Now he almost can't do anything because he made a threat before the game, he will be warned by the league and I'm sure Bettman will be there. No way Tucker does anything to Gomez, Elias, Parise or anyone else. He's all talk.



Absolutely agree. Shows how intelligent he is, doesn't it. If you want payback you don't say a word, especially because you know the league will be watching that game closely to begin with.

In Topic: Janssen's Hit

07 March 2007 - 01:22 PM

No question it was a late hit. However, you see players getting hit 1 or 2 seconds after playing the puck all the time in the NHL. All. The. Time. Normally I am not one to blame the victim, but Kaberle failed to do a couple of things:
1) Keep his head up
2) Realize who was on the ice with him at the time
3) Generally just protect himself



I have to agree with this. After watching it a few times, i think that it was borderline late. I agree there are hundreds of hits more than 1 second after the player releases the puck and I think the only reason this has been talked so much about it A) its kaberle B) he plays for toronto C) his proximity to the boards which caused his injury. I dont think Cam was head hunting in all honesty. It appeared that Kaberle was sort of in a transition stride which caused him to lower his head. We cant fault cam for hitting him clean with his shoulder but making contact with kaberle's head if it was lowered. As a result I dont think it was dirty per se, maybe a bit late but not dirty.

I also think at most it should have been a 1 game suspension. I think the nhl responded to the drury/neil incident (which they arguably blew, particularly if you go by the standards they applied to this incident) and used cam as an example. I would almost bet that if you didnt have the neil hit a week or two before this wouldnt even have been a suspension.
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