Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington
Clark McArthur complaining about his suspension: "When you go to finish your hit, you really have to weigh the factors of that" and "...the responsibility is only on the player without the puck now".
Uh...that's the whole damn point, Clark. Some of these guys are freakin' morons.
Well, no, the point he's making is that the guy with the puck SHOULD have some responsibility not to put himself in a vulnerable position where he's going to get hurt. As it is, guys are discouraged from throwing what they expect will be clean checks, because of some unforseen development which will make the split-second timing difference between a shoulder landing on a dude's logo versus his chin. I agree with him, if it turns out that it's consistently called that way. However, this preseason, most of those suspensions are pretty blatant and it wasn't the guy getting hit who caused the problem, and also, it was important to put everyone on notice that the new rules would be strictly enforced. Going forward, what McArthur is saying needs to be taken into account when determining whether a hit is a 2 minute minor or a suspension.
Also, dear Canucks, if no one else wants Avery please pluck him off the waiver wire.
So, homeriffic predictions for the reg season anyone?
Northwest - Canucks
Pacific - Sharks
Central - Preds (out on a limb)
Northeast - Sabres
Southeast - Caps
Atlantic - Pens
Hart - Malkin
Norris - Weber
Calder - Hodgson (see, homeriffic)
Vezina - Rinne
Adams - Trotz
Richard - Ovy
Art Ross - Malkin
Selke - Toews