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2013 - 2014 Canucks

Oct. 11, 2013, 9:25 a.m.
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EDIT: I just searched the schedule and the Canucks only play the Sharks 4 times and all the games are packed into the beginning of the season. Nov 14th is the last time we see them in the regular season.

I wouldn't say that's a good thing if we meet them again in the playoffs.

Oct. 11, 2013, 9:49 a.m.
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I wouldn't say that's a good thing if we meet them again in the playoffs.

We don't want to meet them again in the playoffs.

Oct. 11, 2013, 12:44 p.m.
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So Edler just got a 3 game suspension. Can anyone besides Shanahan explain why?

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Oct. 11, 2013, 1 p.m.
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I can guaran-fucking-tee you that if Edler was on the Leafs or the Bruins there would be no suspension. I'm starting to think the Canucks are specifically targeted by the league. Hertl dropped his head down, what is Edler supposed to safely do? You're going to see guys getting hurt trying to to avoid hitting people now.

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Oct. 11, 2013, 1:12 p.m.
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I have questioned the length of suspensions before, but this should never have made it to the phone call stage. 100% bullshit.

Oct. 11, 2013, 1:26 p.m.
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Repeat offender? So one more strike and he's permanently suspended?

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Oct. 11, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
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^^^

Honest question: is Edler considered a repeat offender for this kind of stuff? I hadn't really thought he'd fit in that category.

I saw the hit, looked pretty nasty at first glance, but Edler was in motion, so I don't know that he could have done a lot to change things. He did sort of twist his shoulder a bit higher than normal, hard to tell whether that was for defensive or offensive purposes.

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Oct. 11, 2013, 2:36 p.m.
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Hertl also slowed down and crouched lower to reach for puck and if he had stayed skating Edler would have hit him in the shoulder. Not much Edler could have done differently.

Oct. 11, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
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Edler did not rise up, let alone leave the ice in any fashion.

They have different rules for different players.

Oct. 11, 2013, 4:20 p.m.
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Quick! Someone rational! What the hell do we do to get back at Shannahan, Bettman and all the other NHL Executive d-bags?:mad:

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Oct. 11, 2013, 4:32 p.m.
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Shannahan is stupid drunken mick. Next time I see him I'm going to knee cap the fucking paddy.
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Oct. 11, 2013, 4:33 p.m.
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^
See? That's not being rational. We need someone clever and rational to 1. talk me down, 2. think of a plan and 3. talk me off.

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Oct. 11, 2013, 5:10 p.m.
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Honest question: is Edler considered a repeat offender for this kind of stuff? I hadn't really thought he'd fit in that category.

He got a very arguable suspension last season for knocking over the Coyote's goalie behind the net, and at the World's for knee on knee contact with Staal (which will carry over to the Olympics). Not sure if IIHF suspensions are considered a prior offence in the NHL.

Oct. 11, 2013, 7:29 p.m.
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Ah yeah, I do remember the knee on knee thing. I remember thinking at the time it seemed out of character for the guy.

Re-watching the vid, Hertl was scrunched super low. Knees and waist bent and head down. I really don't think Edler had a lot of choices there. Given some of the recent hits that didn't result in suspension, I really think Shans went way over the top here.

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Oct. 12, 2013, 10:27 p.m.
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hey awesome game-winning goal tonight for the Habs, scored by Lars Eller while he was on the bench!

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