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Phil in Absentia
02-19-2016, 09:18 AM
:tweet: @NHLPlayerSafety: Toronto's Leo Komarov will have a hearing today for elbowing/illegal check to the head on NY Rangers' Ryan McDonagh.

Blue Heaven
02-19-2016, 09:21 AM
4 games

AmericanJesus
02-19-2016, 09:54 AM
I'm breaking with tradition and going with the full 5 games here. My thinking is that without any previous history, an inadvertent shoulder to the head is 1-2 games. A more deliberate shoulder to the head is 3 games, as is an inadvertent elbow to the head. This was an intentional elbow to the head. His arm was down for the check at first and he raised and flared it out to a player with his back turned.

I get the no history, but the only thing saving him from a much longer suspension, in my opinion, is that McDonagh was leaning over. That meant the intentional elbow to the head wasn't quite as high as it could have been.

In this case, the league would be punishing a player on a team with 0 chance of making the playoffs, so it's the perfect opportunity to send a message.

Blue Heaven
02-19-2016, 09:59 AM
It should have been an in-person hearing

Keirik
02-19-2016, 01:27 PM
Is it not in person? I'm actually kind of shocked it isnt if that's true

phillyb™
02-19-2016, 01:31 PM
http://fat.gfycat.com/LeanDampGoat.gif

5 games ^

Morphinity
02-19-2016, 01:43 PM
Moore had a history though. And, surprisingly, Komarov does not.

Kevin
02-19-2016, 02:20 PM
Fuck the suspension. Just lock him in a room with some of us for an hour.

Faiz
02-19-2016, 02:31 PM
Sadly, we don't play the Leafs again this season so Rath wont be able to fuck him up.

Dunny
02-19-2016, 02:37 PM
I forgive you Uncle Leo.

Phil in Absentia
02-19-2016, 02:48 PM
I'm guessing three games since he has no history.

Phil in Absentia
02-19-2016, 03:17 PM
:tweet: @JSportsnet: 3 games for Komarov. https://t.co/iVSP6z8VWF

AmericanJesus
02-19-2016, 03:17 PM
:tweet: NHL Player Safety ‏@NHLPlayerSafety Toronto’s Leo Komarov suspended three games for elbowing NY Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh. Video: http://ow.ly/Yx8Pt

Keirik
02-19-2016, 03:20 PM
well, there you go. Throwing an elbow in a predatory fashion isn't that big of a deal as long as you don't have a history.

Morphinity
02-19-2016, 03:24 PM
During his suspension, Leo will be preparing revenge
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view8/4781275/jerry-hello-o.gif

Blue Heaven
02-19-2016, 03:30 PM
So Hagelin's 3 games for his elbow on Alfredsson was more of a punishment then Komarov's 3 games especially since Komarov's was more predatory than Hagelin's.

Johnnydollaz18
02-19-2016, 03:49 PM
Another screw job by the NHL

Valriera
02-19-2016, 05:12 PM
I mean it's clear the NHL doesn't really care about these types of hits. I appreciate that they're suspending people, but punishing people for potentially career threatening plays by suspending them for what amounts to around 3% of a single season of hockey is like fining people $10 for speeding. It's not going to make anyone rethink plays like this, just like it wouldn't make anyone rethink their driving speed.

Dunny
02-19-2016, 05:42 PM
It's a progressive thing. He knows now the next time for the same hit he'll get 5+.

It will never be perfect and every fan base for every team in every league in every sport thinks the officials are out to get them.

Valriera
02-20-2016, 08:32 AM
Well, I don't think that, for the record, I just think the league is not really serious about cracking down on these injuries anywhere.

Pete
02-20-2016, 08:40 AM
I gotta say I think it's fair.

Phil in Absentia
02-20-2016, 08:57 AM
Based on the leagues standards, yup.

Pete
02-20-2016, 09:39 AM
There are no standards, imo.

fletch
02-20-2016, 10:30 AM
What I still don't get is why a skilled player from Toronto is targeting McDonagh. Not a rivalry game, and I don't remember any bad blood between the teams. Facing five minutes vs McIlrath and then having the issue dropped apparently isn't enough of a deterrent. Other teams have no reason to fear retribution from the Rangers. And 3 games is a drop in the bucket given an 80+ game season.

Dunny
02-20-2016, 11:28 AM
There are no standards, imo.

Same here. It seems to be done case by case more than ever.

Pete
02-20-2016, 11:30 AM
What I still don't get is why a skilled player from Toronto is targeting McDonagh. Not a rivalry game, and I don't remember any bad blood between the teams. Facing five minutes vs McIlrath and then having the issue dropped apparently isn't enough of a deterrent. Other teams have no reason to fear retribution from the Rangers. And 3 games is a drop in the bucket given an 80+ game season.
There are about 25 games left.