newarenanow wrote:A few weeks ago, Poni was talking about Ray Rice beating his fiance, and stated that he should be severly punished because he went above and beyond just slapping her (or something to that extent). Cook jumped in and said that made no sense to him and it is the intent that should be punished and compared it to the NHL laying a more severe punishment if a player gets hurt on a cheap shot compared to a player that doesn't with a cheap shot, and said it is a joke the nHL looks at the result, not the action.
Poni responded by saying that is not what he was trying to say, and then proceeded to defend his case by saying, something like "because she got hurt worse he should face a stiffer penalty".
I think Cook's head was going to explode.
I'd say Filiponi was saying the right thing, but just that it was an idiotic way of putting it. Cook comparing a domestic abuse to the NHL's disciplinary practice was idiotic. Determining intent with regards to a cheap shot and intent with regards to assault is not the same. Rice beating his wife senseless on video should be given a punishment to the extreme end, but it's the clear evidence of violent assault, not the extent of the damage.