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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sleek to NHL: You are WEAK!

Sorry, one last out-the-door post, then I swear I am done 'til Monday:

Brad May did a very bad thing, sucker-punching Kim Johnsson in the dying minutes of G4 after the game was well-decided on the scoreboard. Johnsson, who has probably never been in an NHL fight, will be out for G5 and his status for the rest of the series is probably in question. You can read my feelings in the comments here, but rest assured, I am not going to try to defend or excuse Brad May's actions, and my personal opinion was that he should be suspended seven games (and wouldn't have minded ten).

But what does the weak-sauce NHL give him? 3 games. The absolutely weakest punishment possible, because that's the bare minimum number of games required to avoid a Boogaard-May scene this postseason.

Avoiding that scene is fine, but to only make it the bare minimum? That strongly suggests that the NHL would have liked to have given him less for the incident, and that's pretty bullshit.

Sleek out.


kw said...

I agree completely. The NHL needs to have a policy in place for these sorts of incidents. And May is a repeat offender. How could that not factor into it??? The NHL needs to have zero tolerance for those sucker punches. It's ridiculous.

Bethany said...

Isn't it ironic that Chris Simon got 25 games...and Hollweg wasn't hurt...but since Johnsson was hurt May gets 3. I just dont understand....get it right NHL. (Just a note I think that Simon got the correct punishment because of what could have potentially happened.)

AdamBez said...

It is good to see some duck's fans who disagree with this punishment. It is very refreshing

Mike said...

This is much worse than the Tootoo sucker punch on Robidas, and he got 5 games for that. This makes absolutely no sense.

Black Dog said...

You know how I feel on this Earl, and kudos to you for some objectivity.

have fun this weekend!