Archive for suspension

Stompy Stompy

Posted in 2011 NHL Playoffs, Anaheim Ducks with tags , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2011 by davepoleck

Bobby Ryan has a hearing with the league for this stomp on Jonathan Blum in last night’s game. It will be interesting to see how the league deals with Ryan, a first time offender, considering the heavy suspensions handed down for stomping incidents in the past.

Back when multiple offender Chris Pronger was public enemy number one and Ryan Kesler was a blossoming third line player, Pronger sort of tried to take his leg off. He received 8 games for this.

Multiple, multiple….multiple time offender Chris Simon also had a stomping incident a few month prior to Pronger’s, where he attached Jarkko Ruutu. Simon was given 30 games for that one.

Considering the difference in the two suspension lengths above, you can see how the league likes to deal with its’ talent differently. Although Pronger had been suspended seven times prior to this incident, he was given significantly less than Simon, the goon.

I definitely think Ryan will be suspended, but because of his star status, that he’s a first time offender and the fact that it’s playoffs, I can’t see it being more than three games. But nothing would surprise me in the playoffs when it comes to suspensions (see 2007 playoffs and Chris Pronger).

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6 Games

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by davepoleck

Rick Rypien has been suspended 6 games for this…..

……the same as Mike Milbury got for this…..

Another Blindside Hit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by davepoleck

After the fine last night to Nick Foligno, here is Kris Letang blindsiding Blake Comeau in the Pens-Isles game tonight.