Hockeys rulebook doesnt say you cant fight

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Hockeys rulebook doesnt say you cant fight
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:55:28 am »
I dont necessarily blame a player, or a team, for thinking that a fight or a game full of scraps might deliver a spark. Hockeys rulebook doesnt say you cant fight - it merely says you shouldnt fight if you want to stay out of the penalty box. But, time and again, my thumb points down when I see how inspirational fighting is carried out. Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, perhaps tired of hearing that hes not providing the necessary leadership, picked a fight with Milan Michalek of the Ottawa Senators. It earned Phaneuf a unanimous decision and a heap of scorn. He should have fought Chris Neil. The Philadelphia Flyers figured nothing else was working, so they might as well call on their Broad Street Bullies history and rough up the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sure enough, the Flyers showed more spirit than is usually the case this season and they won the game. But the accent on violence led Zac Rinaldo to demonstrate a predictable lack of discipline in the form of a boarding infraction that knocked Kris Letang out of the game. Rinaldo was ordered to depart, as well, and will answer for his actions in a Monday phone hearing with NHL Player Safety. Hell be contrite, which wasnt the case immediately after the game when he basically took credit for the Flyers victory. He wont be participating in any others soon, as he faces a lengthy suspension. There wasnt a better way for Rinaldo to deliver his message? Of course there was, but he doesnt know it. And among NHL players, hes not alone. -- Assessing the NHL season at this break created by the All-Star Game, I will deliver a qualified thumbs up to the team that has impressed me the most so far - the Chicago Blackhawks. To explain, my capsule comment on the Hawks is that they often leave me wanting more. Their most recent win was a 3-2 decision via shootout over the injury-riddled Penguins. Chicago led 2-0 and it appeared the final score might be 5-0. Never mind that the Blackhawks removed their skates from the pedal and allowed the Pens to come back, because Chicago won, right? Well, sure, but there have been other similar games, just a few that represent the difference between where the Hawks sit in the standings - third in the Central division - and where they should be - first in the league. Im not prepared to say that the All-Star voting, which sent five Blackhawks to Columbus before any other players were named, proved anything, but there was no real objection to the support received by Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford. Thats because they represent the team that many others think is the NHLs best. Im guessing that others might join me in wanting to see more proof. Xander Bogaerts Jersey . Every once in awhile, it seems like life lets dreams become real - and that is a gift. Mookie Betts Jersey . Its a blessing and a burden for nine sons of former NHL players who are all expected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft this weekend. http://www.officialredsoxfanstore.com/authentic-babe-ruth-red-sox-jersey/ . After not scoring 40 points in the opening quarter in the last five seasons, the Rockets have done it five times this season and twice in the last three games. Luis Tiant Jersey . a All signs point to the Maple Leafs having their top offseason acquisition in the lineup on opening night. Custom Boston Red Sox Jersey . LOUIS -- The St.TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed centre Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract. The team announced the news Friday. Johnson and teammate Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHLs top rookie award. Theyre joined by Nathan MacKinnnon of the Colorado Avalanche in the running for the Calder Trophy.dddddddddddd Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. Johnson also had 26 assists and finished plus-23 for the season. Cheap Nike Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nike Nets Jerseys Cheap New York Knicks Jerseys Cheap Philadelphia 76ers Jerseys China Raptors Jerseys Wholesale Chicago Bulls Jerseys Wholesale Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys China Pistons Jerseys Wholesale Indiana Pacers Jerseys Cheap Milwaukee Bucks Jerseys Atlanta Hawks Jerseys Online Cheap Nike Hornets Jerseys China Heat Jerseys Cheap Nike Magic Jerseys China Wizards Jerseys Cheap Nike Nuggets Jerseys China Timberwolves Jerseys China Thunder Jerseys China Blazers Jerseys Cheap Utah Jazz Jerseys China Warriors Jerseys Cheap Nike Clippers Jerseys Discount Lakers Jerseys Phoenix Suns Jerseys Online Cheap Sacramento Kings Jerseys Dallas Mavericks Jerseys Online Wholesale Houston Rockets Jerseys Wholesale Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys Online Discount Spurs Jerseys ' ' '