Malkin High Sticking Match Penalty (Suspended for One Game)

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  1. pixiesfanyo

    pixiesfanyo Registered User

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    Judging by the novellas you’re writing.. I severely doubt you’d have a rational reaction to Ovie or Oshie taking shots to the head than reacting as they do.
     
  2. Bounces R Way

    Bounces R Way Feaster's Beasters

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    Just throw it on his tab. This guy has always been a hotheaded spastic dirty and dangerous player. There's a youtube playlist called malkin ******* that last added a video in 2013, you could throw another 20 in there since probably.
     
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  3. usahockey22flyers

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    Raffl was an absolute idiot, as was Malkin.

    As for the dive... I thought Meltzer hit the nail on the head

     
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    Hitting in back of head - roughing. It’s a 2 minute penalty. Happens hundreds of times each season. People go to the box and things move on fine.

    Swinging your stick at the head. That shouldn’t ever happen and only happens when a player is being dangerous. Major + major suspension. Dangerous. Can end careers.

    You can’t allow a player to swing their stick at another player high and NOT treat it as a big deal... if Malkin doesn’t get suspended at least 10 games for this - then the precedent is set that people can swing their sticks up high towards faces/eyes and it’s not a big deal? No chance.

    Nope. Dangerous play should result with major discipline. 10 games at least it should be.
     
  5. Portable Mink

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    Wow.

    Great post.
     
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    When I think of stick swings from the past, this is by no means comparable to the worst. However, it's clearly reckless and intentional. Even if he didn't fully make contact, the intent was there. Yes, Raffl was working him over pretty good and he should have gotten a minor for roughing in there; it still doesn't justify or excuse what Malkin did.

    - What should it be: 3-5 games. [2-3 games for what I think it should be relative to stuff in the past + 2 games because I think this is one of those areas where the league goes far too soft on dangerous actions.]
    - What will it likely be: 1-2 games.

    Raffl should absolutely be dialed up for embellishment. We have no idea where he is on the scale right now, but he should move up a step.
     
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    Yeah, nothing screams "reactionary" like organized, well-reasoned posts with an easily identifiable through line, and a few jokes thrown in for good measure. Much better to try to drown out a conversation by making children's noises or disregard someone's opinion because of the color of t-shirt they're wearing, you know, adult things.

    To illustrate the point just a little further: you can probably even find my posts from the last time or two that Oshie was concussed on a play.
     
  8. Sheppy

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    So if someone pulled a gun, shot at someone and missed they shouldn’t be punished?

    (Obviously that’s a tad extreme, but you get my point)
     
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    After watching that video

    Geno should be suspended
    And both raf and the ref should be fined....
     
  10. HuskerTornado

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    Apologies in trying to keep the discussion limited to the actualities of tonight's events rather than unrelated incidents.

    Have you boxed? A punch to the top of the head could cause you to momentarily lose equilibrium but a shot to the base of the skull is where you see spinal injuries, among a myriad of other issues. It's a gutless move to punch someone from behind like that in either situation, but the shot to the base of the skull is much more dangerous.
     
  11. Sheppy

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    Not a star player or anything but I remember Crosby punching a dude in the back of the head as he was tied up with another penguin, and then actually punches him in the balls after.
     
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    Well, hopefully Raffi learned something today. Don't punch a person in the back of his head, if you swing first you asked for it, simple. To swing a stick can be very dangerous, but i can't blame him.
     
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    Then drop the gloves.
     
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    Should sit for a few.

    I totally understand why he was mad, but to go Paul Bunyan on him...
     
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    Saw this pic. He never hit him with the stick.
     
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    That's exactly what Rafl wants.

    No one pays $100 per ticket to watch Rafl hack the puck into pieces.

    I'm not sure why the NHL lets players get away with treating the stars how they do.

    Rafl committed four infractions leading up to the Malkin stick swing and didn't get called for a single one.

    Rafl shouldn't get impunity to break all the rules to try and get the puck from Malkin just because he's an inferior player.
     
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    ugh wheres the missed call? hit him or not that's a penalty.
     
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    haha sure man.
     
  20. HTFN

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    Stick already behind Raffl, who looks like he's wincing and hunching his shoulders in the universal "oh no, my face" reaction of most humans dealing with oncoming hockey sticks. Not a conclusive picture in the least.
    Nobody pays for tickets to watch the refs fill the penalty boxes, either. The boards, like the front of the net, are a battle area where the grey area expands, and it's one of the reasons we still get to call our sport "tough". I just saw Andre Burakovsky get similarly bullied and punched around like last week, and I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with how good he is (or isn't) and everything to do with trying to make a board battle look like a puck handling drill.
     
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    Exactly. Nonsense play. Since it was at the end of the game he should probably sit one more.
     
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    Will probably be a game but Raffl should betting fined too, can't punch an unexpected player like that
     
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    That's OK then. Ring the DOPS and let them know we can wrap this one up. He recklessly swung his stick at head height, but because this time it miraculously didn't hit anyone, we can all go home early.
     
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    Malkin is very lucky for that swing not to connect. It has high potential of injury, and a long suspension. Thats incredibly reckless and dumb thing to do. Come on.

    I still dont think Malkin had any intent to connect Raffls head there, but its just way too reckless. One game or a fine and a hard chat with DoPS could work to prevent it happening again, but Malkin already has a history with hot-headed reckless actions too. NHL propably shouldnt let him off the hook with just a fine this time, they need to open a book for repeater status in case Geno keeps doing reckless stuff like this.

    Hopefully atleast it scared himself too and makes him think twice about what happened there.

    And I like Malkin as much as a Caps fan can. Or.. Atleast I dont hate him as much as a Caps fan can. :)

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    Isn't Malkin big enough to look after himself? I mean honestly, it's not like he's the size of Elias Petterson or something....
     

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