OHL with some BIG suspensions

OHL with some BIG suspensions

Joined: March 4th, 2005, 12:08 am

September 28th, 2011, 4:54 pm #1

Also, they use video to announce & explain the suspensions....I like the video explanations. With the PPT slide right before the video, it tells you clearly what the league saw. That being said, the 10 games for running of the goalie was WEAK in my opinion. He certainly could have softened the blow, but was definitely directed toward the goalie by the defenseman. Yes, he "finished" the hot to the goalie, but 10 games? ouch!

Via Bob McKenzie

10 games for OTT's Dalton Smith running BEL goalie Malcolm Subban.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... b11ffc4e4b

12 games for OSH's Scott Sabourin for a head check.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... 96cc9745ce

Six games for GUE's Brock McGinn for hit from behind.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... 0552630d03
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Joined: September 7th, 2009, 12:41 am

September 28th, 2011, 5:42 pm #2

It's gotten way out of hand.

If you look at last year's suspensions versus this year, there've been a total of 39 games worth of suspensions handed out this year, as compared to a total of 13 games last year, in the same time period. That's an increase of three fold!

You can't sell me on the fact that this three fold increase falls solely on the backs of the players being more aggressive. It's from above, no doubt.
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Joined: February 1st, 2006, 2:35 am

September 28th, 2011, 6:43 pm #3

Also, they use video to announce & explain the suspensions....I like the video explanations. With the PPT slide right before the video, it tells you clearly what the league saw. That being said, the 10 games for running of the goalie was WEAK in my opinion. He certainly could have softened the blow, but was definitely directed toward the goalie by the defenseman. Yes, he "finished" the hot to the goalie, but 10 games? ouch!

Via Bob McKenzie

10 games for OTT's Dalton Smith running BEL goalie Malcolm Subban.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... b11ffc4e4b

12 games for OSH's Scott Sabourin for a head check.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... 96cc9745ce

Six games for GUE's Brock McGinn for hit from behind.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... 0552630d03
Dalton Smith running the goalie was a bonehead play and he can sit 10 games for that but the Sabourin one...12 games?!?! Wow. He did come in high with his hands on a guy that was against the boards but he didn't even really make any solid contact with him. That wasn't even a check, just a bump. I don't know.

The McGinn one is the worst. The D knows he is going to get hit and spins himself away from the oncoming McGinn who then pushes him from behind. Yes, it's a hit from behind but defencemen CAN NOT spin themselves into such a vulnerable position at the last minute like that. Unfortunately, we are going to see a lot of those this year.

Hockey is choking itself to death here.

Napes
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Joined: March 4th, 2005, 12:08 am

September 28th, 2011, 7:42 pm #4

...how long before some coaches start teaching their players how to get into a "vulnerable" position? We know some players dive/embellish, but what about purposefully putting yourself in a position knowing the refs are going to have quick whistle son that this year (especially early on)?
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Joined: February 1st, 2006, 2:35 am

September 28th, 2011, 8:08 pm #5

I ranted on it last year a few times. Especially with the "no obstruction" rules in place, you've got forecheckers flying in and dmen pivoting inwards back towards the boards trying to reverse out of hits at the last minute. How this became the norm is beyond me but it happens every night.
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Joined: January 7th, 2007, 3:44 am

September 28th, 2011, 9:37 pm #6

Dalton Smith running the goalie was a bonehead play and he can sit 10 games for that but the Sabourin one...12 games?!?! Wow. He did come in high with his hands on a guy that was against the boards but he didn't even really make any solid contact with him. That wasn't even a check, just a bump. I don't know.

The McGinn one is the worst. The D knows he is going to get hit and spins himself away from the oncoming McGinn who then pushes him from behind. Yes, it's a hit from behind but defencemen CAN NOT spin themselves into such a vulnerable position at the last minute like that. Unfortunately, we are going to see a lot of those this year.

Hockey is choking itself to death here.

Napes
A repeat offender. He came in from a long distance targetting his opponents head and delivered a nasty elbow to the back of his skull. Imagine the penalty is he got injured. That looks like an attempt to concus.

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Joined: February 1st, 2006, 2:35 am

September 28th, 2011, 9:54 pm #7

Definitely a penalty and I can live with a short suspension but 12 games?!?!?
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Joined: January 7th, 2007, 3:44 am

September 28th, 2011, 10:27 pm #8

imagine the penalty IF he was injured. Lol thats what i meant to put.

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Joined: September 14th, 2007, 7:51 pm

September 28th, 2011, 10:31 pm #9

Definitely a penalty and I can live with a short suspension but 12 games?!?!?
As I understand it, Sabourin has been suspended twice before by the OHL for similar hits. So as a repeat offender, he's going to get more serious suspensions than what a first-time offender might get for the same offence.
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Joined: November 5th, 2005, 7:32 pm

September 29th, 2011, 1:06 am #10

Also, they use video to announce & explain the suspensions....I like the video explanations. With the PPT slide right before the video, it tells you clearly what the league saw. That being said, the 10 games for running of the goalie was WEAK in my opinion. He certainly could have softened the blow, but was definitely directed toward the goalie by the defenseman. Yes, he "finished" the hot to the goalie, but 10 games? ouch!

Via Bob McKenzie

10 games for OTT's Dalton Smith running BEL goalie Malcolm Subban.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... b11ffc4e4b

12 games for OSH's Scott Sabourin for a head check.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... 96cc9745ce

Six games for GUE's Brock McGinn for hit from behind.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/vide ... 0552630d03
is that the OHL is taking their discipline and spelling it out combined with video to show just what their though process was in determining a punishment. I'd like to see the WHL follow this example.

Rock On AMS!
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