jimjom wrote:You know, if they didn't go after Bertuzzi and ban him for what he did, they won't do likewise for Tucker...it would be justifiable though. Guys that are cheapshot artists should have a 3 strikes rule in the NHL, or even a zero tolerance policy. It's one thing to play a phisical game, but it's another to go out and deliberately hurt somebody. This is true at all levels of the sport. Intent to injure does not belong.
It is a coincidence that something like this should happen to Peca, who has been accused of similar acts in his career.
Agreed! There seems to be a second set of rules that apply to some players. Because they play hard & play well(for the most part) then when they cheapshot some one it's okay. But it's NOT okay. This isn't an example of "oh it was just this time;" this was something that Tucker does on a regular basis.
Why isn't he reprimanded & suspended like other players would be?
I heard one Oilers announcer call a vicious Peca knee to knee hit 'a bobble'? A BOBBLE??? The guy was out to take the players knee out!
I'd like to bobble him & Tucker right into a hospital bed myself!