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    Default Butt end worthy of suspension, all things being relative...

    Sorry, but if Drew's hit warranted a one game suspension by the joke that is player safety, then please tell me how a butt end to Kopitar's face doesn't warrant anything? The Knight, Houla I believe, looked over his shoulder not once, but twice, and knew exactly what he was doing. Any idiot can see that. Oh wait, but we have a whole new breed of idiot, which resides within the National Hockey League, where no player, referee, head coach or analyst can agree on what is goalie interference and what isn't, what is a penalty and what isn't, and what is suspension worthy and what is not.

    NHL, get your **** together for ****'s sake.

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    Unfortunately in today's NHL.. if you get hurt like that. You need to stay down like a sniper shot you and don't move until the trainers come onto the ice to help you out. Then and only then, will the NHL look at it. Pathetic really.

    McNabb's elbow on Kopi in Game 2? He should have died.
    Haula's butt end? He should have died.

    Twice, Kopi made the mistake of "being tough" and skating back to the bench.
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    meh....water under the bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moog View Post
    meh....water under the bridge.
    The bridge to nowhere!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleestak View Post
    Sorry, but if Drew's hit warranted a one game suspension by the joke that is player safety, then please tell me how a butt end to Kopitar's face doesn't warrant anything? The Knight, Houla I believe, looked over his shoulder not once, but twice, and knew exactly what he was doing. Any idiot can see that. Oh wait, but we have a whole new breed of idiot, which resides within the National Hockey League, where no player, referee, head coach or analyst can agree on what is goalie interference and what isn't, what is a penalty and what isn't, and what is suspension worthy and what is not.

    NHL, get your **** together for ****'s sake.
    I said it last week...
    It was not that I want to believe in conspiracy theory, it is how the league gave people the perception and made people to believe in it.

    I don't know if a butt end is serious enough to get a suspension, but it was obviously an intentional move, a hit on the head, and obvious retaliation move, but then there wasn't even a hearing.
    This was really cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool View Post
    Unfortunately in today's NHL.. if you get hurt like that. You need to stay down like a sniper shot you and don't move until the trainers come onto the ice to help you out. Then and only then, will the NHL look at it. Pathetic really.

    McNabb's elbow on Kopi in Game 2? He should have died.
    Haula's butt end? He should have died.

    Twice, Kopi made the mistake of "being tough" and skating back to the bench.
    I was in Staples Center and watched the whole incident.
    Kopi was down for almost a minute and the ref did nothing.
    So disgusting.

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    I'm fairly certain that it's at least a game misconduct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moog View Post
    meh....water under the bridge.
    Tell that to John Stevens:

    http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/04/16/...nd-on-kopitar/

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    Except it was a punch with no butt end exposed.Two minute minor, tops, and it was absolutely missed.

    Side note, the whining about officiating by those who don't understand the rules is ridiculous. The biggest problem the NHL has is getting it's fanbase to understand the rules changes. They need to aim explanations to the lowest common denominator.

    There is no conspiracy for or against anybody. Settle down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONNIEC View Post
    I was in Staples Center and watched the whole incident.
    Kopi was down for almost a minute and the ref did nothing.
    So disgusting.
    A minute? C'mon, he was up in a few seconds. No need to exaggerate it.

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