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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #555 on: December 25, 2017, 11:10:06 AM »

Something that won't be considered when determining a suspension, but I wish would, is Girard's relative youth. Not that it would be better to have hit an older player like that necessarily but the risk of a very serious head injury to a player before he's had the chance to establish himself professionally and financially seems like the sort of thing the NHL should want to discourage in the strongest possible way.
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« Reply #556 on: December 25, 2017, 11:29:53 AM »
I am a Leaf fan for Life but spend a fair amount of time in AZ so I follow the Coyotes.  There are actually folks there who think Rinaldo was justified in his actions as Girard was going to attack him.

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« Reply #557 on: December 25, 2017, 12:47:41 PM »
I am a Leaf fan for Life but spend a fair amount of time in AZ so I follow the Coyotes.  There are actually folks there who think Rinaldo was justified in his actions as Girard was going to attack him.

Folks is pretty generous of you.

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« Reply #558 on: December 25, 2017, 01:13:35 PM »
I am a Leaf fan for Life but spend a fair amount of time in AZ so I follow the Coyotes.  There are actually folks there who think Rinaldo was justified in his actions as Girard was going to attack him.

Oh, I'm sure. There are stupid people who ignore things like facts and evidence everywhere.
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« Reply #559 on: December 25, 2017, 01:37:21 PM »
Apparently Girard attacked him with a cross check and there is absolutely zero chance Girard was actually joining play despite fact he was skating by Rinaldo rather than into him?  Who knew?  Stick with your guy I guess no matter what he does. And shoot first ask questions later is the theme.

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« Reply #560 on: December 26, 2017, 10:53:02 AM »
Profile of Cherry here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/sports/hockey/don-cherry-coaches-corner.html

Not much new other than he openly admits to being the Canadian Trump, which is hardly a revelation.

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« Reply #561 on: December 26, 2017, 01:09:00 PM »
Rinaldo has been offered - and subsequently waived the right to - an in-person hearing.
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« Reply #562 on: December 26, 2017, 01:10:58 PM »
Apparently Girard attacked him with a cross check and there is absolutely zero chance Girard was actually joining play despite fact he was skating by Rinaldo rather than into him?  Who knew?  Stick with your guy I guess no matter what he does. And shoot first ask questions later is the theme.

Yeah. Clearly, Girard looking past/around Rinaldo was his way of trying to look innocent, and the 'excuse me, I didn't see you there' "cross-check" was much more vicious than the cameras could convey.
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« Reply #563 on: December 27, 2017, 08:45:03 PM »
6 games for Rinaldo. That's pitiful tbh
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« Reply #564 on: December 27, 2017, 08:53:18 PM »
6 games for Rinaldo. That's pitiful tbh

Basically a slap on the wrist for him at this point. Not going to get any message across.
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« Reply #565 on: December 27, 2017, 09:13:41 PM »
6 games for Rinaldo. That's pitiful tbh

Basically a slap on the wrist for him at this point. Not going to get any message across.

Has Weird Al done "Slappa Da Wrist" yet?

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« Reply #566 on: December 28, 2017, 04:21:20 AM »
6 games for Rinaldo. That's pitiful tbh

Basically a slap on the wrist for him at this point. Not going to get any message across.

Be careful slapping him on the wrist. He might sucker punch you in the face
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #567 on: December 28, 2017, 03:53:12 PM »
Scheifelelele out 6-8 weeks...that's a big "yikes" for the Peg.

https://www.tsn.ca/jets-scheifele-out-6-8-weeks-with-upper-body-injury-1.954211

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #568 on: December 30, 2017, 11:42:50 PM »
The Habs are reportedly shopping Max Pacioretty for a younger scorer and Ottawa might trade Mike Hoffman to cut salary.



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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #569 on: December 31, 2017, 09:53:27 AM »
The Habs are reportedly shopping Max Pacioretty for a younger scorer and Ottawa might trade Mike Hoffman to cut salary.



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