Mr. Colby wrote:I think miller is being a little girl. Hockey is a rough sport, **** happens. Tootoo clearly tried to avoid him there, its absurd he got a game misconduct.
There is a 2 minute penalty in the rulebook for goaltender interference. When did that become insufficient
Exactly. Refs have tools at their disposal to deal with these sorts of things on the spot. At times, it seems as though nobody with any power in the league or reffing the game has a clue what their job is.
The Foligno and Crosby crap a few games back could have been entirely avoided had the refs simply warned Foligno the first time he got "involved" in Fleury's crease, and then handed him minor penalties for subsequent "accidents" there.
Instead, they incompetently don't know what to do. Which leads to Crosby feeling he's got to go all Batman vigilante and right the wrongs of Gotham.
This nonsense extends beyond the incompetent referees. It goes all the way up to Shanahan, and Campbell before him.
I mean, the vast majority of this stuff is NOT HARD to adjudicate. Most people with any sense, and no attachment to either team/player... can call most of these suspensions.
Why are we having Shanahan play Karnak? Telling me what players are thinking? How the hell can he know? How the hell does it matter
what they are thinking? Does it change the devastating head shot damage? Does it change a concussion? Does it change injury to a knee?
I think intention should have some weight on the suspension. But it shouldn't be the majority factor. The law should be the law. Until you create trustworthiness of just that fact, you will continue to see these problems persist in the league.