News Article: Kaleta hit on Jack Johnson [10 games, upheld on appeal]

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  1. McCauleyChirps

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    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=686359&navid=nhl:topheads

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    I don't even remember the hit, but it sounds like the league is throwing the book at him. Not surprising. He's a repeat offender and I doubt the league is too fond of him.
     
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    From what I gather, it was the hit that started the Boll / Kaleta fight.
     
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    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    I could care less right now. Throw the book at him.
     
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    Hard to tell from that angle what the real situation was.
     
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    AT THAT SPEED, it looked like it was a missed check(johnson stopped in time) and Johnson's head was still moving forward a little bit and Kaleta caught him with his arm. Didn't look like the elbow was brought up, but if so, suspend him.
     
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    Sick of defending him, initial contact was with Johnsons head.
     
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    Too fast speed and not best view from that video to be certain, but did not look intentional to me, though I doubt that matters in this case.
     
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    I thought, even with the arm down, it was just like the Kariya hit from a few years ago that was part of the highlight package released by the league of what is not allowable now.
     
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    Looks like it was more an unfortunate hit than anything else, but reputation will erase any benefit of a doubt Kaleta might've otherwise been given.
     
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    I hope John Scott goes to NY with him.
     
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    Also Edler has a phone hearing for his hit on Hertl and they might look at Fisher's hit on Franson.
     
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    In person means 5+ games?
     
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    Yes, correct.
     
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    Clearly accidental to me, but he'll get a reputation suspension.
     
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    It can be 5+ but it can also be 1-4.
     
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    Means COULD BE.

    They could give him none or less than 5, but the in person hearing allows them to give more than 5.
     
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    It's the NHL, I expect him to be banished from the league.
     
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    +1. Get him off this team for all I care. Useless.
     
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    Sure it could be, but then again point me to an in person hearing that has resulted in less.

    I can't think of any...
     
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    At this point Kaleta might as well retire because he isn't going to get a fair shake from anyone. Every player in the league knows that if they notice Kaleta coming hard at them, they can turn late, or move their body in a way to make the hit LOOK bad, knowing that officials will probably call a reputation penalty. Even if they don't, crap like this happens later.

    Kaleta is no angel. He's done some dumb things. (The headbutt comes to mind quickly, but there are others.) However, he does not get a fair shake, and it's sad to see. The NHL does not know how to handle discipline, they never have, and then this is where we end up.
     
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    I don't follow every in person hearing, and I'm sure you don't either.

    Try just answering with FACTS here. An in person hearing does not mean a suspension is required to be longer than 5 games. It PROBABLY will because Kaleta, but does not HAVE to be.
     
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    Kaleta doesn't deserve a fair shake
     
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    If they knew how to handle discipline, they would throw the book at repeat offenders and get this crap out of the game. Look at the Edler/Hertl incident last night. Hey, you are going to score 4 goals and showboat? Look out the next game. That's ridiculous and stupid. Get this stupid **** out of the game.
     

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