--- In NewYorkIslanders@egroups.com
, goaliegirlno34@a... wrote:
> I read an article on this in the local paper. Apparently, Kariya
is outraged that he is being given such a heavy fine for slashing.
He agrees that he deserved a 2 minute penalty, but nothing more.
This seems to be part of the league's attempt at curbing slashing by
handing out heavier penalties. It's ironic that Kariya, who has won
the Lady Byng award twice in past years, would be one of the first
to be penalized in this latest attempt by the NHL to crack down on
injuries. Isn't he on some sort of committee that is against
violence in the NHL?
Im not surprised something like this happened to a top player, the
league is making a point, but they better stick to it.
Taking Paul Kariya out of opening night is not going to help the
league, so if he is suspended it should be deserved not some example
to make fans think the Nhl is doing something.
And when the Great Captain on Manhattan does the same thing because
he is too old to play transition from offense to defense in games, it
had better be called the same way, because when he does it its called