Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More dangerous hits and a soccer team pouts

From where I sit it looks like it's going to be another busy week for Brendan Shanahan...


After giving Shawn Tornton a well deserved 15 games off for his idiotic attack, there's at least 2 more heading for review. And both need to be long suspensions. Clearly the message isn't getting received. Or the punishment isn't severe enough. It shouldn't matter if the player is a first time offender. It shouldn't matter if it wasn't intentional. If a player is going into the boards in a dangerous position, the guy who made the hit should be gone for 5 games. If there's an injury; 7-10 games. A hit to the head should be 5 games. More with an accompanying injury. Stop worrying about fights. Those are at least willing combatants. Fans enjoy fights. Nobody likes watching a player get carried off because some jackass ran him into a wall or elbowed him in the head or tried to hammer his head through the ice.

Speaking of the U-17 soccer team from Brazil...

I understand losing sucks. I'm from Vancouver, I live in Edmonton. My teams lose on a very regular basis. And, as a fan of the beautiful game, I'm well aware teams from Brazil have very little experience with defeat. But honestly, I would hope they could show some sportsmanship. Or at least have their coach giving them hell for quitting. Sure, they were down to 9 men. Yes, they were mad at the ref. But, that doesn't preclude the fact that they were there representing their country. The players were trying to make a point...and they did...they are a bunch of whiney, spoiled brats who can't accept the fact they lost.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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