Blues defender Robert Bortuzzo to have hearing for elbowing Micheal Kempny (upd: suspended)

Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by hockeykicker, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. hockeykicker

    hockeykicker Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    30,696
    Likes Received:
    6,068
    Trophy Points:
    141
  2. Blanick

    Blanick Winter is coming Sponsor

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    11,458
    Likes Received:
    3,724
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    St. Louis
    As a Blues fan I didn't like the hit. I didn't think was the worst elbow I've ever seen though. I could see him being suspended for the rest of the preseason. Maybe 1 RS game on top.
     
  3. Bonzo111

    Bonzo111 Leafs Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    1,200
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canaderp
    What's the hearing about?
     
  4. HavocWreaker

    HavocWreaker Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    7,158
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Bad plays in the pre season where suspensions are concerned, I feel like should carry over into the regular season.
     
  5. Hivemind

    Hivemind We're Touched

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    28,098
    Likes Received:
    2,516
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Wonder if it's just for the elbow to Kempny's face, or if Bortuzzo boarding Gersich just minutes later will also be considered.
     
  6. Chips

    Chips Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    487
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Looks pretty blatant to me...

    I wish pre-season incidents like this would automatically result in regular season suspensions... there’s no need for him to do that there, it’s a meaningless game, so why “punish” him with more games that don’t matter? Losing Kempny isn’t nothing for the Caps

    Bortuzzo was running around much of last night... that video itself looks pretty intentional, but within the greater context I can see why this is at least a hearing.
     
  7. Dbrownss

    Dbrownss Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Messages:
    28,430
    Likes Received:
    5,253
    Trophy Points:
    175
    He'll sit a few for that. There's no denying the elbow/forearm knocked him out. He was being a meathead last night.
     
  8. PiggySmalls

    PiggySmalls Oink Oink MF

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,222
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    Bad hit. Elbow definitely looked high. 3 games, maybe 4.
     
  9. stl76

    stl76 #Petro4Norris

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    2,165
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Wasn't particularly violent, but caught Kempny in a bad spot and was obviously a very unfortunate result. Bortuzzo was acting like an idiot last night, he deserves whatever punishment he gets for this hit.

    Glad Kempny was able to get up and skate off under his own power, hope he has no lingering effects from the hit.
     
  10. MissouriMook

    MissouriMook A Mook Among Men Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2014
    Messages:
    3,213
    Likes Received:
    786
    Trophy Points:
    94
    For a guy with little or no DPS history? Nah, I would say 1 RS game or the last 2 PS games max. Maybe even just a fine.

    Don't get me wrong, it was pretty dumb on Bortuzzo's part and I didn't like the hit at all, but it's going to be hard to defend the position for a lengthy suspension when he doesn't even leaves his skates. He just took an unnecessary liberty against a guy who was puck watching. He would have taken exception to someone hitting one of his teammates like that, and rightly so, so he has no one to blame but himself.
     
  11. PiggySmalls

    PiggySmalls Oink Oink MF

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,222
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    Only other suspension I know of was 2 games for a hit on Jagr. But with Kempny being out with a Concussion. I can see it go up to 3-4.
     
    Drakon likes this.
  12. Dbrownss

    Dbrownss Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Messages:
    28,430
    Likes Received:
    5,253
    Trophy Points:
    175
    He has a concussion
     
    Drakon likes this.
  13. snipes

    snipes Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    24,281
    Likes Received:
    7,931
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Wilson is such a dirty player :sarcasm:
     
  14. stl76

    stl76 #Petro4Norris

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    2,165
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Sorry to hear that but not entirely surprising given his reaction immediately following the hit. Hope Kempny is back to 100% in time for the regular season.

    Like I said, Bortuzzo deserves whatever punishment he gets for that hit.
     
  15. maacoshark

    maacoshark Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2017
    Messages:
    6,877
    Likes Received:
    2,121
    Trophy Points:
    111
    How did Wilson get in this conversation?
     
    Stupendous Yappi likes this.
  16. ReggietheSavage15

    ReggietheSavage15 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Probably b/c he beat the snot outta Bortuzzo a few minutes after this hit LOL
     
  17. Falco Lombardi

    Falco Lombardi AKA Dolph Ziggler

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    19,333
    Likes Received:
    2,635
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    No defending that. Bortuzzo deserves whatever he gets.
     
    Drakon, shtorm2005 and Blueston like this.
  18. BlueDream

    BlueDream Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    18,426
    Likes Received:
    3,438
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Lol, this thread is just Blues fans coming in here to try and look classy, no other fans seem to care at all.
     
    shtorm2005 likes this.
  19. MattMartin

    MattMartin Judas Tavares

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,776
    Likes Received:
    2,443
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Long Island
    4/5 classless Wilson.
     
    Johannes de Silentio likes this.
  20. RiverbottomChuck

    RiverbottomChuck Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    580
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Isn't that him every night?
     
  21. DominicBoltsFan

    DominicBoltsFan Here I am, composing a burlesque

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    20,187
    Likes Received:
    3,825
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    High school student
    Location:
    Tampa
    Yeah that’s suspension worthy
     
  22. Stupendous Yappi

    Stupendous Yappi Lead Hockey Lackey

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2018
    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    1,946
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Gender:
    Male
    The Capitals and Blues should just not play each other in the preseason-season. Someone alway gets suspended.
     
    CykaBlyat, stl76, Drakon and 2 others like this.
  23. westc2

    westc2 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    I think this game was pretty much the result of the Blues remembering last year's pre-season with Wilson injuring a couple of our players.
     
  24. llamateizer

    llamateizer Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    1,098
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Montreal
    Initial Elbowing looks a 2 min penalty, but the way Kempny falls, its worse than I imagined and it deserves a suspension.
     
    Robert Kentwood likes this.
  25. PassittoLetestu

    PassittoLetestu Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,258
    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Somehow this is Wilson's fault.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"