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Old 04-03-2014, 01:24 PM
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I wonder how many games Kostka will miss? I have often wondered if the penalty should be tied to the number of games missed by the person you hit,although that might be considered unfair. Hopefully Murray learns from this.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:46 PM
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I agree with Fraser's assessment. 10 year career, never been suspended & not known for dirty hits? 3 games wouldn't surprise me.
Even Stamkos said Murray isn't a dirty player, but that the play was dirty
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:10 PM
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I wonder how many games Kostka will miss? I have often wondered if the penalty should be tied to the number of games missed by the person you hit,although that might be considered unfair. Hopefully Murray learns from this.
Hate that idea. Much like I hate the idea that if a guy's stick breaks it's an automatic slash. To me the intent and deliberateness of the hit is what should be weighted (along with history). I mean, there are guys much more prone to concussions than others. I would hate to see a guy who just mistimed a hit by milliseconds kicked from the league because a guy with concussion history is taken out for good while another guy two hands a guy in the face and and gets a couple games because the guy he did it to skated away eventually.

Then again, my guess is you mean should it play a part. And I don't know for the very reason I just mentioned. I think if it is deliberate, violent, and has an intent to injure, you should be punished as if you ended the guys career, whether he skates off that day, that month, or never again. And I would love to see Shannahan start punishing in such a way.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:42 PM
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Even Stamkos said Murray isn't a dirty player, but that the play was dirty
It was, it was incredibly stupid & dirty on Murray's part. Don't know what in heck he was thinking.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:40 AM
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I just think the whole bar needs to be ratcheted up--WAY up. They need to start somewhere, some time, if they want these suspensions to actually be a deterrent. Right now they're a joke. Yes, you should get more games if you're a repeat offender, more games if you injure someone than not, but they should announce at the beginning of next season new guidelines that by today's standards seem draconian in their swift effectiveness. They only seem harsh because we've gotten used to seeing a guy inflict these vicious, avoidable hits targeting the head and only get a couple games off. If a hit like Murray's would get, say, 12 to 15 games for a first offense plus the huge fines to the coach, GM and owner of maybe 25, 50 and 100k respectively that I've advocated in the past, we might not even SEE the repeat offenses that would get 25, 30, 40 games and up. And isn't that the entire point of the exercise? Curtail the behavior?

Risk an opponent's ability to play, and you risk your own. Problem solved. (Not game for game though, that's unworkable for the reasons Burnt suggests.) Even if you don't give a rat's rectum about inflicting brain injury on your opponents, you definitely damn sure don't want to be the guy who gashes a giant leak in your bosses' wallets.

Anytime they want to, they can make headhunting go the way of the bench-clearing brawl--an extinct relic of a bygone era. And they could do it using the same method, fines so massive no one will do the behavior no matter how bad they may want to.
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