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Kassian's accidental stick swing gets him 8 games (3 preseason, 5 regular season) because Gagner gets a broken jaw. Kessel shows intent to injure Scott with big swings of his stick. However, he gets to play regular seasons because Scott was not injured by the stick swinging.
The intent of the act means nothing when compared to the extent of the player's injury??? What a joke!
it is a joke. Kessel using his stick as a weapon takes repeated swings (1st swing is ok, 2nd and 3rd are just stupid) at another player while they are being held by refs/players gets him no real suspension. While kassian's accidental swing to the jaw gets him the entire pre season + 5 regular season games?
Glad to see Buffalo was punished for their bush league crap.
Elliot Friedman makes this point:
Here's why I have no problem with the three-game exhibition suspension: my opinion on this stuff changed after Todd Bertuzzi/Steve Moore. Moore skated away, turtled and was still badly injured. John Scott is a powerful guy. If he connects -- even without all of his force -- Kessel could get hurt. Imagine, if that happened, the fallout we'd be seeing. The damage to Kessel and the sport is not worth it. If the Sabres want to rough up Kessel, do it with punishing checks or hard play. Fighters should not be targeting non-fighters.
Scott is such a useless goon, but Kessel is such a weaselly little bitch, this wasn't his first incident swinging his stick and running away, no wonder so many of the guys harass him all the time. IMO he should have gotten 2 or 3 regular season games, the first slash, ok maybe give him a pass, but the 2nd and 3rd one and the spear, just ridiculous, no excuse.
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