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meanwhile in Finland......

Postby shoeshine boy on Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:31 am

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... --nhl.html

is this the same blockhead that cheap shotted Tangradi and then stood there and yelled at him in the doorway?
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby Beveridge on Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:32 pm

Yes
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby Jim on Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:40 pm

Garbage is as garbage does.
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby canaan on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:11 pm

Jarkko probably deserved it.
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby shmenguin on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:22 pm

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54551&p=1795317&hilit=gillies#p1794499

FC wrote:Trevor is actually a great kid who is a nutball on the ice


about that...
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:31 pm

Sounds like Jarkko got what he wanted.
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby mikey287 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:41 pm

Now, when injuries from fighting or icing occur, people set off their confirmation bias alarm and go, "this always happens and it needs to stop now! Won't somebody please think of the children!"

So, I figure it's apt to say that this is a preview of the game without fighting. Except this wasn't a stick swinging incident...yet. More cheap shots ahead. I think I'm doing it right...
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:57 pm

mikey287 wrote:So, I figure it's apt to say that this is a preview of the game without fighting. Except this wasn't a stick swinging incident...yet. More cheap shots ahead. I think I'm doing it right...


I'm asking this seriously because I never played competitively above jr high - what is it about hockey that makes it the only team sport with athletes that resort to fist fighting when they're frustrated?

In the rare occasion something like this happens in other sports they suspend the player for a long time and/or fine them a lot of money.

If the punishment for this was a $100,000 fine and a second offense was a year banning it wouldn't happen.
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:59 pm

Apparently you didn't watch the Panthers Rams game yesterday
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby columbia on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:59 pm

Why would anyone do that?
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby Rylan on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:00 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
mikey287 wrote:So, I figure it's apt to say that this is a preview of the game without fighting. Except this wasn't a stick swinging incident...yet. More cheap shots ahead. I think I'm doing it right...


I'm asking this seriously because I never played competitively above jr high - what is it about hockey that makes it the only team sport with athletes that resort to fist fighting when they're frustrated?

In the rare occasion something like this happens in other sports they suspend the player for a long time and/or fine them a lot of money.

If the punishment for this was a $100,000 fine and a second offense was a year banning it wouldn't happen.


Every sport allows the players to police themselves to an extent. Fighting is hockey's version of policing.
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Long was thrown out and he is going to lose a lot of money. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan both were fined something like $25k a few years back.
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby JS© on Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:36 am

What the hell is Gillies doing in SM-liiga? Isn't that a Finnish league with mostly skilled players and very minimal fighting?
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Re: meanwhile in Finland......

Postby mikey287 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:15 am

The Finnish league is one of the more physical leagues in Europe. It plays a much more straightforward style of play, more north/south, a little less east/west than the Swedish or Russian leagues. Gillies used to play for the Russian team best known for its cheap shots and rabblerousing...now he plays for HIFK where he is a fringe player at best. Fun fact: Gillies has recorded just one assist since the 2007-08 season - it came March 14, 2010 vs. Toronto. :idea:
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