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11 years ago  ::  May 12, 2009 - 1:17AM #1
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seem to have a strange view on discipline .. plays that dont get penalised on the ice get suspensions and one's that do get penalised dont get suspensions and this incident is one that deserves a suspension much more then a roughing penalty in the last 3 minutes like that guy on philly got .. well you be the judge

Scott Walker su.cke.r punches Aaron Ward Game 5 E...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Scott Walker was fined $2,500 but will not be suspended by the NHL for throwing a punch that may have broken a bone in Boston defenseman Aaron Ward's face.

Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford told The Associated Press on Monday that the automatic suspension given to Walker was rescinded during a hearing with league disciplinarian Colin Campbell. It was determined that the hit was not a "s.u.cker punch."

Tempers flared in the final minutes of Boston's 4-0 victory Sunday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals when Ward and Carolina's Matt Cullen began shoving in front of the Bruins' net. Walker skated in and hit Ward with a right cross, and was given a misconduct, a fighting major and an instigator penalty.

11 years ago  ::  May 12, 2009 - 2:59AM #2
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I saw that today.
I have given up, they suspend Carcillo and claim they don't want teams to send messages at the end of games. That is exactly what Walker did but yet they didn't suspend him. Lets not forget the fact that an instigator at the end of a game is supposed to come with an automatic suspension, I think this might be the first time that the NHL has actually overturned this type of rule.

league is just terrible.

I love playing and watching hockey but I just can't watch the NHL anymore.
11 years ago  ::  May 12, 2009 - 3:14AM #3
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I love playing and watching hockey but I just can't watch the NHL anymore

my brother is like you , he got so disgusted with that suspension to carcillo he wont watch any more games shocked

theyre consistency is horrible !! if that was tie domi throwing the punch he's out the rest of the playoffs , if thats sidney crosby on the recieving end of the punch he's out the rest of the playoffs

11 years ago  ::  May 12, 2009 - 2:38PM #4
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That's just a horrible video and even watching the full-context of the play (as I saw the entire game) it wasn't much better. Say what you want about fighting in the NHL, but most players that do it will tell you there's an unwritten code on how it should be done. Guys like this punk Walker, Simon, and Brashear have never seemed to figure that out. These are the kinds of incidents that not only deserve a suspension, they deserve a Bertuzzi-like suspension.
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