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Old 10-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #5101
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #5102
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Took me a while to find but it was on Sportsnet Pacific.

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Old 10-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #5103
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #5104
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Yann Sauve reassigned to Utica #Canucks

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#Canucks have recalled Darren Archibald and Pascal Pelletier

and there are the callups
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:09 PM   #5106
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Cool, hopefully Archibald makes the most of it. He had a pretty decent camp and I like the way he plays.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #5107
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #5108
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Cool, hopefully Archibald makes the most of it. He had a pretty decent camp and I like the way he plays.
i'd be happy if he becomes anything like dwight king or jordan nolan from the kings.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:26 PM   #5115
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But in all seriousness, what are you even watching? The NHL made rules changes to address these types of hits specifically. Principal point of contact is the head. He's going to be suspended. Although he's never been suspended, I think he'll get north of 7.

I'll give you the fact that taking a closer look at the video it's not clear whether the hit was actually late nor was it really an elbow, but definitely it was an illegal check to the head. The type of hit that the league absolutely wants to abolish.
Hey I'm not saying it was a clean hit or that it was a legal hit to the head. But given those circumstances, what could Scott have realistically done to avoid the illegal check to the head? The way I see it, he would have not had to line the hit up at all, but its not illegal to lineup a hit.

The NHL changed the rules to address headshots, like Matt Cooke on Marc Savard, IMO these are the intentional headshots which have no place. Head as principle point of contact doesn't really mean a whole lot; initial point of contact? Intended point of contact? When a guy has half a foot and 60lbs on another player, there's not really a way to deliver a shoulder hit and not make head contact (see Edler on Hertl also). I don't know why I'm defending Scott because I really don't care about him, but to eliminate 'this type of hit', would have required Scott not to line him up in the first place and deliver what should have been a routine and clean hockey hit had Erikkson carried the puck like what Scott probably thought he was going to do.

I don't doubt Scott will get a stiff suspension, but it won't be because of the visciousness of his 'headshot'. Shanaban has a plug he can use to throw the book at to show the world he's got balls. Because based on the precident he's set, oh wait, he's set no precident with his inconsistent suspensions. Just ask yourself if a legit star player makes that same hit, would he get the same suspension Scott would get?

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That's why you make any headshot a mandatory 10 game suspension. Doesn't matter whether intent is there or not. I guarantee you that headshots would be a thing of the past if that rule came into play.

I just don't understand why its so hard for the NHL to understand.
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Once again I don't know why I'm defending the guy, but that's like looking at Kassian's follow through on Gagner then saying that Kass was intentionally trying to slash Gagner's face off.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:56 AM   #5116
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:46 AM   #5117
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^The nerve of AV. Even Hitler gave a pat on the back from time to time.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:29 AM   #5118
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LOL leaping headshot. Wow.

John Scott has no history of suspensions, though, I believe so I'm guessing he'll get 8 games. If he gets sent down, though, that means his NHL career is probably over.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:33 AM   #5119
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Like kyprios was saying, people calling for 10/20 games are out to lunch

He's not a repeat offender and as bad as it looks the precedent is 5 games
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:20 PM   #5120
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lol @ the lineup tonight....

if we get out of this game without another player getting injured, i'd say it's a win.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #5121
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