ButtonsTheClown wrote:Sportshound wrote:Langdon-- You guys played excellent. Great job you should be proud.
And I heard a little about the incident of the Flyers #14 in a Regular season game getting called for kicking. Word is around that that was not a for sure thing.
He(from most people that I heard it from) said he accidentally got the boot inot the face of the goalie.
So someone out here has that answer right?
So now the question is why didn't he play in the State tourney?
The way I heard it was he served his suspession but the NDAHA brd. didn't let him play anyway?
I see above this-- that a goalie(presume the goalie that got the boot in the face-accidentally) says that the Flyer kid should not have gotten the BIG Penalty?
True--- Not True?
Well It was fun to watch the games in a not so desirable Arena(nice but not that nice)-- And Good luck to nay of you that will get to dream of the State Championship for 09'.. Play hard.
IMO, the suspension was just NDAHA’s way of saying, WE are going to control the outcome of games, not the players. The “kick” was an accident that occurred when 14 came around the back of the net after a save. Drew had the puck covered on the side of the net and 14 lifted his leg to get around him. Did his skate hit him in the head – yes. Was it an “intent to injure?” – no. If I would have seen it as a deliberate kick, I wouldn’t be writing this at all.
They gave him a 5 and a misconduct (not 10). Rules say he must serve the next game (which he did). Then NDAHA got involved and started talking about having a hearing….but they didn’t know when they could get together (even though the state tournament was the next weekend). From what I understand they had “a meeting” before each of the state games and told 14 “no.” Again…control.
The total number of games served for this incident was 5 games. It wasn’t any worse than any checking from behind, roughing, slashing or cross-checking penalty we see in every game. IMO, any of these penalties could be construed as an “intent to injure” but it’s never called that way. Last year during the state tournament WC and the Flames had a fight after their semi-final game – no one got kicked out. Couldn’t fighting be seen as an incident with an intent to injure? The time served in this incident was controlled by the NDAHA – they made sure the kid’s year was ruined by what ONE official perceived as flagrant and intentional. I have respect for the rules but when penalties for breaking the rules are enforced differently, then I have issues. NDAHA made sure they acted as the Judge, Jury and Executioner in this case. The only intent to injure in this case is NDAHA’s fickle decision to keep 14 out of the 3 biggest games of his year. That’s sad.
actually rules say kicking a MATCH PENALTY. that is the reason for the hearing and that's the reason he did not play. the ruling says he sits until there is a hearing and is then approved to play. by the way i was at the game and it looked very deliberate to me. heck the kid didn't even skate to the box, he went straight to the dressing room which leads me to believe he did it on purpose.