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2 hours ago, Goon said:

That punch happens over and over again during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the fact that it's Marchand, we're now offended by it. 

Don’t think sucker punches happen all the time. The Bruins are paying for his reputation.  The call against him in game 2 at the end of the period might have cost them the game. That probably doesn’t get called on most guys, but with his reputation, the refs were on the lookout.

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1 hour ago, MafiaMan said:

Goon, with all due respect...

OU’VE LOST YOUR DAMN MIND!

Think of it this way. Marchand, with his act of stupidity, has taken all of the focus off of his Bruins teammates and got everyone thinking about him. Now, during game four, you're going to have the Blue Jackets taking runs at him, or focusing on him. How this turns out, I guess we'll find out. 

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25 minutes ago, tnt said:

Don’t think sucker punches happen all the time. The Bruins are paying for his reputation.  The call against him in game 2 at the end of the period might have cost them the game. That probably doesn’t get called on most guys, but with his reputation, the refs were on the lookout.

Yeah, I think that's an accurate statement. 

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So what is Schlossman’s end game in his constant rants against Bettman?  Reminds me of his constant drumbeats about the women’s hockey team.  Even if Bettman admitted trauma causes CTE, the players know this and choose to play the game. This can be caused by fighting as well as checking and hits to the head. We saw what happened to Pavelski.  In sports like football and hockey it is going to happen.  Now if he can prove the teams are forcing their guys to fight, he might have a case.  

 

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Thankful NBCSN was able to get a female color commentator into both broadcasts tonight................

Coyne is absolutely brutal.

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26 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

Thankful NBCSN was able to get a female color commentator into both broadcasts tonight................

Coyne is absolutely brutal.

Not a fan with either one, gives it a women's hockey feel.

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Isles on the verge of summer now too, as good as they looked against Pittsburgh it's surprising they're getting run over this bad.

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7 hours ago, Goon said:

That punch happens over and over again during the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

 

5 hours ago, tnt said:

Don’t think sucker punches happen all the time. 

 

4 hours ago, Goon said:

Yeah, I think that's an accurate statement. 

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10 hours ago, tnt said:

So what is Schlossman’s end game in his constant rants against Bettman?  Reminds me of his constant drumbeats about the women’s hockey team.  Even if Bettman admitted trauma causes CTE, the players know this and choose to play the game. This can be caused by fighting as well as checking and hits to the head. We saw what happened to Pavelski.  In sports like football and hockey it is going to happen.  Now if he can prove the teams are forcing their guys to fight, he might have a case.  

 

Once the NHL admits there is a direct connection to CTE and fighting, they'll be opening up to a lot of problems because they haven't done enough to stop players from fighting. 

You rarely see punches thrown in football, basketball and baseball yet it's still too common in hockey. Suspend guys for intentionally hitting someone in the head would be a good start. 

In every other sport, Marchand would be sitting it out for a while, but clearly the NHL is once again showing it doesn't care about a players brain.

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26 minutes ago, southpaw said:

Once the NHL admits there is a direct connection to CTE and fighting, they'll be opening up to a lot of problems because they haven't done enough to stop players from fighting. 

You rarely see punches thrown in football, basketball and baseball yet it's still too common in hockey. Suspend guys for intentionally hitting someone in the head would be a good start. 

In every other sport, Marchand would be sitting it out for a while, but clearly the NHL is once again showing it doesn't care about a players brain.

Apparently, neither do the players.  If you get guys like Svechnikov just flat out not fight, then maybe it changes.  The players themselves always bang their sticks against the boards after a fight.  The players need to show they care about eliminating it first, then maybe things will change. 

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2 hours ago, tnt said:

Apparently, neither do the players.  If you get guys like Svechnikov just flat out not fight, then maybe it changes.  The players themselves always bang their sticks against the boards after a fight.  The players need to show they care about eliminating it first, then maybe things will change. 

That's completely backwards thinking though.  Many players feel fighting should be part of the game because it allows them to police dangerous hits themselves. But how many times is there a great open-ice check where two seconds later, the guy who laid a great hit now has to defend himself against punches. How does that make any sense? 

The league needs to start penalizing and suspending both dangerous plays and fighting.  

A punch to the back of the head like Marchand did could easily cause a concussion, yet he gets no punishment. That's a non defendable move (although Bruins fans are trying their hardest) that should have earned at least 5 games in a new NHL that actually protects its players. 

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1 hour ago, southpaw said:

That's completely backwards thinking though.  Many players feel fighting should be part of the game because it allows them to police dangerous hits themselves. But how many times is there a great open-ice check where two seconds later, the guy who laid a great hit now has to defend himself against punches. How does that make any sense? 

The league needs to start penalizing and suspending both dangerous plays and fighting.  

A punch to the back of the head like Marchand did could easily cause a concussion, yet he gets no punishment. That's a non defendable move (although Bruins fans are trying their hardest) that should have earned at least 5 games in a new NHL that actually protects its players. 

this idea seems to be a thing of the past, Marchand got no retribution for his coward's play...

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If Marchand was an MLB batter and punched a catcher in the back of the helmet after striking out, he'd be suspended for 20 games.  If a linebacker punched the back of Tom Brady's helmet as #12 was kneeling on the field after a sack, he'd be banished for an entire season.  In the NHL?  Play on, boys!    

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On 5/1/2019 at 9:10 AM, The Sicatoka said:

Punch
Contact to the head. <--- there're the trigger words 

Those words needed repeating. 

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On 5/1/2019 at 9:10 AM, The Sicatoka said:

Punch
Contact to the head. <--- there're the trigger words 

@The Sicatoka  Dude...you're better than that.  

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18 minutes ago, MafiaMan said:

If Marchand was an MLB batter and punched a catcher in the back of the helmet after striking out, he'd be suspended for 20 games.  If a linebacker punched the back of Tom Brady's helmet as #12 was kneeling on the field after a sack, he'd be banished for an entire season.  In the NHL?  Play on, boys!    

That's the problem, in every league there are only certain players they are concerned about.  How many times are offensive players penalized in the NFL for leading with their helmet?  Bottom line is the Players Association needs to be involved, but by the reaction of most of the players to fighting, I don't think there is the desire to go to war on the subject.  I have seen at least half a dozen dangerous hits in the NHL playoffs that didn't even get penalized. 

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5 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

There are the trigger words. Yes, there they are. 

You're right about that.  Yep, you are right.  

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Watch Brock Nelson pat Curtis McElhinney on the head as he skates by after a goal...

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Crazy start in Columbus. 3 goals in the first 8 minutes. 2-1 Bruins 

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Bruins give up chance after chance when they are on the powerplay but nothing yet for the Jackets 

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Bruins win 4-1....all tied up at 2 games each heading back to Boston .

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