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[Report] Brett Connolly suspended 4 games

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I'd have liked to see a couple more games added on, but given the Spezza suspension, this makes some sense.

 

Connolly really declined after leaving Washington. He looks like he's aged 20 years and seems to have forgotten you can't hit a guy without the puck.

 

Any update on Kero?

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25 minutes ago, Goal:thecup said:

So Brett played over 500 games without getting his knuckles rapped?

Did not know that.

He's always played a tough game.

You can take the boy out of Prince George, but...

They probably taught that hit back in the day; just say'n.

they taught "Keep your head up" back in the day

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I don't understand how this is only 4 games...

 

Unsuspecting, vulnerable player that had no play on the puck and didn't even try to (how could he? it was a hard dump off the glass).

 

Connolly had one intention and it was to come in and blast the guy regardless of where the puck was. When contact was made, the puck was 5 feet in the air and 5 feet away from them...

 

Strange.

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1 hour ago, kanucks25 said:

I don't understand how this is only 4 games...

 

Unsuspecting, vulnerable player that had no play on the puck and didn't even try to (how could he? it was a hard dump off the glass).

 

Connolly had one intention and it was to come in and blast the guy regardless of where the puck was. When contact was made, the puck was 5 feet in the air and 5 feet away from them...

 

Strange.

My gut reaction response to your post was to say "well he has no history  suspensions", however I realise that is a stupid statement if the reality of the league is that they dont't seem to care about prior history. Look at Marchand or Willson, IMHO they use a lack of prior history to lower the suspension, but don't use significant prior history to increase a suspension.

DOPS continue to be DOPES

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On 12/19/2021 at 4:47 PM, Alflives said:

Imo he should have got a lot more than only four games.  10 for sure and even more.  That was a really bad play.  Intentional or not, that kind of hit cannot be in the game.  Can’t target guys when the puck isn’t in play.  

I looked at the replay a few times, I understand WHY Connelly laid that hit. IMO Connelly thought the puck was going to Kero which is understandable, but Connelly led with his elbow so thats a big time foul. Had it been his shoulder, yes it would probably been a PP for Dallas but hardly worth suspending, ONE game at most. When you are on the ice and you're anticipating where the puck is going, things go really fast and you really don't have time to react. That puck coudlve easily been low on the boards and Kero touching the puck, Connelly made the right play going to him. Its the leading with the elbow is an issue

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