Evander Kane suspended 2 games for boarding

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  1. duckaroosky

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    No, I'm sure most ducks fans agreed the 5 and a game was enough so no point in a main boards thread. I'm surprised jets fans didn't start one bc of Stoner's actions. He should've gotten more than just 2 min but it wasn't the mugging some are trying to make it out to be.
     
  2. Kyosama

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    He got 2 minutes for roughing. So basically it amounted to a 3 minute major powerplay for the Ducks.

    I'm fine with the suspension. It was a stupid hit. I just cannot understand how throwing down your gloves and repeatedly punching somebody in the face is anything but a 5 minute fighting major.
     
  3. The Mighty Duck Man

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    Probably because he never landed any of them(or maybe one), and because of leeway they gave him for just taking a hit like that. The refs probably thought it'd be a bit ridiculous for the retaliation to cancel out the hit entirely, and I agree with them.

    I wouldn't have cried if Kane didn't get anything, but this is probably pretty fair. Absolutely stupid hit and there's zero excuse.
     
  4. Sojourn

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    Definitely. He basically skated the width of the rink, looking at his numbers the entire time, and still didn't let up. The outcome wasn't bad, but Kane has no excuse at all to make that hit. There is no defending it, saying he was committed to it, or that Stoner put himself in a vulnerable spot at the last minute. It was just an outright stupid play by Kane, who had every reason, and every opportunity, to avoid finishing his check. In my opinion, that's why he was suspended.

    That being said, I think Stoner was stupid to put himself in such a vulnerable position, but he was vulnerable the entire time and Kane knew it.

    Edit: For the record, I also think Winnipeg fans have a legit beef on the 2 minute penalty called on Stoner. That game had some questionable calls, on both sides.
     
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    All along, Stoner never turned his back while tracking the puck. 2 games is typical for this.
     
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    Wasn't as bad as I originally thought from the comments but that was a terrible hit and something that shouldn't be in the game. He had nothing but the Dman's number for almost half the surface and could have easily gotten away from it.

    Terrible hit, no excuse
     
  7. Kane One

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    Matt Martin got 0 games and only two minutes for this, which was way worse.



    Mark Scheifele got 0 and two minutes for this:

     
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    Jordan Nolan got a 2 game suspension earlier this year for a boarding that was assessed a 2 minute penalty in-game. Nolan's a repeat offender, too. Kane's in his 6th season in the NHL and this was his first offense.

    But he chirps the refs a lot, and he likes to post stupid pictures on Instagram, so **** him, I guess.
     
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    I hope you forgot the :sarcasm:
     
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    Shoulda got more.
     
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    Kane was getting a 5 minute already. That's his punishment. Then Stoner retaliated in a fashion that is a cut and dry 5 minute major every time. It also wouldn't have negated the hit completely because Kane would have still been out of the game which essentially brought the Jets down to 2 lines. Plus the 2 games he received. Again, not saying Stoner should be suspended, not saying Kane shouldn't be suspended, but dropping your gloves and punching someone in the face is 5 minutes. There is no grey area.
     
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    Why should Stoner get suspended.All he did was get up and punch the idiot that drove him face first into the boards.
    Glad the NHL got this one right.
     
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    Amen to this.

    Kane could have let up at any point.

    Instead, while looking at Stoner's back the entire time, he skated across the rink and slammed Stoner headfirst into the boards.

    The suspension is appropriate considering how reckless the hit was IMO.

    Now Stoner should have received additional PIMS for his reaction, but the fact is that this was a dirty play by Kane.
     
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    This baffles me.

    This is completely inconsistent with what the NHL has done.

    I had gotten pretty good with predicting punishments, I anticipated a fine/1 game.
     
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    Couldn't get a good punch in even with a troll occupying Kane.
     
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    Pretty sure the NHL is cracking down on boarding this year. Not surprised by the suspension.
     
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    I really wish the player safety board would explain their decisions. I have seen much worse where a player got off scot-free. I have also seen a similar play with only a 1 game suspension (see Lowry's hit/suspension). Terribly inconsistent if you ask me.

    As for the hit itself, I was expecting a fine or one game suspension in line with the Lowry hit. Clear boarding penalty with no injury.
     
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    Which is not in the rules
     
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    I agree with the suspension, these are the hits that need to be taken out of the game. I'm glad he was still suspended even though there wasn't an injury, that's something the league needs to do more of. However, Stoner dropped his gloves and should've been given 5. I think every Duck fan agrees with that, but Stoner's probably been told that if anything starts happening to Vatanen it's his job to get in there. Also, good on Vatanen for going after a guy much bigger than him; Vats is fearless.
     
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    I don't blame him either, but you accept your punishment when you do it. Essentially you exchange your powerplay for a chance to retaliate. The fact that they got the retaliation and the powerplay is silly.
     
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    Adam Lowry got 1 game for a worse boarding 2 weeks ago. Paul Postma was boarded way worse than either the Lowry or Kane penalties and there was no call, no suspension. Nolan on Helm was a 2 minute penalty and 2 game suspension for a worse boarding by a repeat offender. You can understand why some folks might be a bit puzzled.
     
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    On the ice it was incorrectly called checking from behind.


    If I understand correctly, you have a problem with the way repeat offenders are treated and believe they should use non-suspended/fined plays to deem someone a repeat offender as well? How would that be better than the current system?

    Also, do you think there are angels in professional hockey? How about in the NHL?
     
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    I'm not sure what you want me to say, but on the Schenn one he moves at the last second.

    The point, though, is that Kane has zero excuse to make that hit. None. If you're posting those videos to show that it's a normal board, I'd counter and say maybe the NHL dropped the ball on those. This wasn't a normal board. Kane saw his numbers the entire time, and didn't let up. He can't make that hit. It's one thing when a player turns at the last second, but Stoner was showing him his back the entire time. I'd argue that he probably didn't give the NHL any choice in the matter. What's his defense? His brain temporarily left his body? It wasn't that bad?
     
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    What's your excuse?
    IF this sets the new standard, it is fine.

    But we all know it will not.

    Lowry's hit was WAAAAY worse.



    *I predicted a fine/1 game for Lowry, but would have preferred 2-3 games.
     
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    I said nothing about consistency in length of punishment, etc. I just know the NHL is looking harder at boarding this season.
     

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