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Monday, October 29, 2007

Jones receives 2 games

Randy Jones has been suspended 2 games without pay (about 5.6 k) for a hit on Patrice Bergeron.

"While it is my determination that Jones did not intend to injure his opponent, he did deliver a hard check to a player who was in a vulnerable position," said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. "There have been suggestions by some that this hit was comparable to incidents earlier this season where players received significant game suspensions for blows to the head. These comparisons and suggestions are wrong," Campbell added.

Matt's take: Only 2 games? I think that is not enough. My 30 games was a little harsh, but I think 5-10 games would have been acceptable. The league is trying to get rid of these hits, and only 2 games for that. Not to mention, this is the 3rd Flyer in ten games to cause injury. I am disappointed that the league did not give him a longer suspension, but at the same time, atleast something was done.

Note: Bergeron has been released from the hospital and is at his downtown home.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

not enough

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

should have been at least 5 games! Thats a pathetic attempt to send a message to players

5:37 PM  
Blogger Federko said...

The NHL is a f#$king joke... The Bruins lose arguably their best player for God knows how long due to a hit from behind and the perp gets 2 days.. Complete and total bullshit. The Flyers should be severley penalized for their actions (culmination of 3 dirty hits this year). If the league does not hand out proper penalties, then the B's better step up and beat the living crap out of players that play like this and get away with it. A forearm to the back of the head (and into the boards) and the most flagrant (and cowardly) penalty there is.

I go on the TSN site and the bozo "fans" are praising the NHL for "not being too tough" on Jones!!! What about Bergeron! I hate to say it, but the B's are done without him in the lineup for an extended period of time. So much for the playoffs.. all because of a cheap hit on an elite player by a no-name player.

Way to go NHL.. that's the way to get more fans.

The NHL and the Flyers suck...

7:31 PM  

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