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Old 11-10-2003, 03:21 AM   #286
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Term of suspension irks Weight
By DERRICK GOOLD

Blues center Doug Weight, citing other incidents from the NHL this season,
questioned Saturday the consistency of the league's decision to suspend him for
four games as punishment for his cross-check to Vancouver forward Henrik
Sedin's head.

Speaking to the media for the first - and he said - only time about the
suspension, Weight said he was taking responsibility for hitting Sedin with his
stick in the first period of Thursday's 3-2 Blues win. But he "had issues" with
the length of the punishment.

"I think it's a bad ruling ... I think it's wrong. I think it's inconsistent,"
Weight said. "If I would have gotten one game, two games, I would have accepted
it. And I'm going to accept it now because there's nothing I can do about it."

The Blues were frustrated because they feel Weight's suspension doesn't reflect
others meted out by the league. For reference, consider, Buffalo's Rob Ray
received a five-game suspension after slamming the butt-end of his stick into
Bryce Salvador's face in the 2001-02 season. Salvador missed two weeks because
of a concussion from the hit.

Last season, Blues winger Keith Tkachuk received a four-game suspension for a
cross-check to Minnesota forward Wes Walz's neck. The suspension was longer
because Tkachuk was ruled a "repeat offender."

Weight said his clean history - to which even Sedin referenced after the hit,
saying the incident wasn't "like him" - obviously didn't matter.

The suspension cannot be appealed.

More frustrating for Weight and the Blues are far more recent suspensions -
both involving Vancouver. Canucks defenseman Bryan Allen received a two-game
suspension for the slash that broke Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg's leg.
Although the comparison between Allen's slash and Weight's cross-check can be
argued, more related is Brad May's hit to Jay McKee's head early this season.
May, a Canucks winger, received a one-game suspension.

"I get more than both those guys combined?" Weight said. "It just does not make
sense. ... I'm responsible, but I don't want to come in here and say, 'OK, I'll
accept it.' To me, it's not right. I don't think it's right that I hit
somebody, either. But something's got to be consistent. ... And that's what I
question."
I think Doug needs a tissue. He should count his blessings, though. He's lucky he didn't get more games. If Sedin had received a more severe injury (which was entirely possible - at worst he could have lost an eye), Weight would have been gone for a very LONG time.
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:37 AM   #287
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Oh yeah! Oilers beat up on the Rangers....hey, a win's a win okay!
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oh yeah, 5-4 is quite the beating
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Wild 1, Canucks 0
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Yes, just finished watching that. The Wild fought hard (as they always do against the Canucks), and they deserve congratulations for the win. That said, they are truly the most frustrating team in the NHL. It wouldn't be exagerrating to say Bertuzzi and Naslund were wearing Wild players as backpacks all night. They should market a new backpack - essential for the Wilds of Minnesota - and make it into the shape of Wes Walz or something.
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So shadowing is a bad thing against an "elite" team?

BTW nice quote from Stevie Y....what did you do? Hold him down and force him to say that?
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Yes, just finished watching that. The Wild fought hard (as they always do against the Canucks), and they deserve congratulations for the win. That said, they are truly the most frustrating team in the NHL. It wouldn't be exagerrating to say Bertuzzi and Naslund were wearing Wild players as backpacks all night. They should market a new backpack - essential for the Wilds of Minnessota - and make it into the shape of Wes Walz or something.
nothing a little cross check to the face wouldnt solve
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Did you see Bertuzzi talking to the goofy Wild fan when he was in the penalty box? Pretty funny!
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BTW nice quote from Stevie Y....what did you do? Hold him down and force him to say that?
Steve's a smart guy. One of the best captains in NHL history. Who are we to argue his wisdom?

PS. Notice not only did I use caps, but I also used bold *and* asterics for the word *ELITE*! Hmmm, maybe I'll italicize it, too.
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nothing a little cross check to the face wouldnt solve
No, the Canucks instead use things like clean hits and dropping the gloves against other tough guys (as opposed to cross checking finesse players to the head). In short, they stick the general code of conduct.
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Did you see Bertuzzi talking to the goofy Wild fan when he was in the penalty box? Pretty funny!
Yes, Bertuzzi's a ham. Some people love him, some hate him, but at least everyone knows what they're getting with him. He's quite the character.
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No, the Canucks instead use things like clean hits and dropping the gloves against other tough guys (as opposed to cross checking finesse players to the head). In short, they stick the general code of conduct.
right, you think thugs going after thugs is gonna stop the finesse players from clutching and hooking and cheap stick work? they are gonna keep doing it until they have to pay the price themselves.

unfortunately with the instigator rule that will never happen and the hooking and clutching and grabbing will continue, along with the 1-0 games.
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