Eric Godard

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  1. straka91*

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    Maybe he cant lay a serious beat down anymore. But he is the best enforcer in the league along with Orr. Doesnt follow the code like a religion like some people(BGL). Hopping the bench in todays NHL to defend a team mate is damn impressive.:handclap::handclap::handclap::handclap:
     
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    He just gave himself a guaranteed suspension. No need to be double teaming a guy. But whatever, it was entertaining as hell.
     
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    Its not like Johnson could hold his own...I actually like johnson.....
     
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    I like Godard, but I think he's an idiot for jumping the bench.
     
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    When a fighter goes at your goalie, you do what it takes. Nothing wrong with what he did. BTW, not a fan of either team. My guess is he doesn't buy a beer for himself for quite a while......
     
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    I wish the CBA actually docked the player's game checks as opposed to their daily pay. That would make a suspension mean more. 10 games is 12% of the season, however, you only forfeit pay from the 10 days (games) that you miss. So, Goddard, doesn't lose about 12% of his $775K salary, which would have been about $940K. Season is about 185 days or so long, so 10 days of that is only going to cost Goddard about $42K.

    So, that's a huge difference of $900K right there. Maybe the next CBA should have game checks docked for suspensions to make the suspensions mean something, since the NHL doesn't want to dish out any meaningful length ones.
     
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    Eric Godard is easily one of the top enforcers in the game.
     
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    I think your math is wrong, a ten game suspension under your view would only cost him about 95K.

    you needto divide the salary by the total games first, 775000/82, then multiply by the games, 10, which would equal roughly 95000
     
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    He's an idiot for hopping the bench.
     
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    My bad... keyed in an $0 after the 4. It's a $95K vs a $42K if you based the lost wages on games rather than days in the season, which is what the CBA calls for.
     
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    I agree. I don't really like Godard or the Pens, but I really respect a guy who will do something like that knowing full well he'll be suspended for it. It wasn't a selfish play or anything like most suspensions. Just coming to the rescue for his goalie. If it was a skater vs skater fight he jumped off for, then that would be stupid. But a goalie is something different altogether. Always protect your goalie.

    Everyone on the Pens should put together a little fund for him for the $ he loses from suspension. Johnson putting in double, lol
    His math isn't wrong, he just had a typo. He said $940K when he meant $94K. Obviously the money lost from suspension can't be more than his total salary! :laugh:
     
  14. HoverCarle*

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    He sucks, he always takes extra penalties and puts his team down a man
     
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    Exactly. Godard's one of the best tough guys in the league but he might be the NHL's worst skater. Carkner made him look bad in 2 fights this year, though.
     
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    I hate the pens, but I loved when Godard jump in to help his goalie
     
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    Actually I thought it was a bad decision to jump over the boards then.

    It's not like a teammate was getting bloodied and there was no linesmen to jump in.

    Johnson and Haley hadn't even started fighting yet. Johnson would have done ok.

    Enjoy the 10 game suspension Godard.
     
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    Not as much as I will. :laugh:

    Godard's one of the worst players in the history of the modern NHL. That said, good on him for going after Haley. You can't let some tough guy challenge your goalie and not do anything about it if your only job is to throw fists around.
     
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    i like what Godard did, he helped his goalie who has fighting a tough guy. even though the pens have a ton of injuries they wont miss Godard at all. he did the right thing imo. and i was on the islanders side last night
     
  20. straka91*

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    Exactly. Hope he is in for the rematch and Johnson continues his fiesty streak.
     
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    No. MacIntyre, Godard, and his teammate Engellund are the top 3 right now. I'd love to see someone argue that.
     
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    ...is Gillies a POS or what?!
     
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    I agree. I'm not a Godard fan but if that is your job, you do it, even if it means you take a 10 game suspension.

    There is a reason why Stevie Y spoke at Bob Probert's funeral and delivered the eulogy. Bob did his job very well. Many people spoke bad about Probert during his battles with alcohol and backstabbed him in the media, but the good guys that he protected like Stevie Y always had his back.

    That is what being team mates is about. Blysma is an idiot for starting Johnson in the first place and putting him back in the 3rd unless Johnson requested it or something.
     
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    The Pens are going to the playoffs, they'll need their goalies healthy. Godard swallowe the bitter pill and did the right thing. If you're your team's tough guy, you need to do what you can to protect the tallent. Goalies don't need to be fighting skaters. I'm not a Godard fan or a Pens fan, but he did the right thing and I applaud him for it.
     
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    Agreed... well, all but that bit about Orr... and I am not sure about Godard as the best (a few names come to mind - I would agree top three or four); but, I do wish MacIntyre would jump over a few more boards to defend teammates. I also wish MacIntyre would throw the 'code' out the window.
     

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