Edler hit on Smith - suspendable?
Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:04 AM
Addendum in invisible ink: "Unless the offender plays for Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, or New York Rangers - or is named Nash... and especially not if the player is named Lucic, Marchand, or Chara, or Byfuglien (unless he changes teams)."
Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:24 AM
Edited by honey badger36, 23 March 2013 - 10:37 AM.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:56 AM
Lupol : good player - canadian team - suspension
Edler - rising star - canadain team - suspension
Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:05 PM
... I have a feeling the NHL gave Edler the suspension because of how the game played out. You have to disect the 5 minutes prior to the hit.
Minutes earlier you can find a Phoenix player trying to take off Hanks head in a dirty play that could have seen us yet another player short (our best player)
Because Hank spun around at the last moment and was NOT injured, it's my guess that Edler took a run at one of their integral players to send a message.
Edler hasn't been suspended in 7 years. Because it does look intentional I think there was more reason for the hit than the media will care to explain, or that the Canucks will be willing to admit.
As far as I'm concerned, Ed deserved it.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:42 PM
I am pissed off when it comes to this suspension. wake the f**k up shanny. the person you should be calling is Smith. Simply to say, you put yourself in that position, no way is it anyones fault you got run over, but your own. You wanna wander out of your net on a play thats already gained the zone, you better be ready to get ran over. makes me laugh to here Shanny say he did nothing, to try and avoid the contact, yet he know Edler wasn't being malicious. what a joke statement. he obviously had nowhere else to go, what was he suppose to do in that situation, other then try and squeeze by along the boards. Its rediculously obvious he tried to make himself skinny. I hate bitchin, but thats just horse sh*t.
Edited by TrogBurr24, 23 March 2013 - 12:43 PM.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:16 PM