53972Re: KHL challenge for the Stanley Cup
- Jul 13, 2011The worst email actually impugned Marc Savard who Campbell called a little
faker" who does Savard play for.some team that has a "B" on their
sweater.granted before his son played with him.So sorry Morey your smoking
gun is about as effective evidence as the moment when OJ tried on the glove!
:-) Or maybe as kosher as ham and egg sandwich mixed with some shell fish
and served with a milk shake. :-) As some know a summer passion of mine is
Aussie Rules footy. EACH week we have the SAME sort of droning by the
commentators about tribunals. "Will that get him any matches." "It shouldn't
his head didn't bounce off of the ground which seems to be what they use
now." "Yeah well I guess is if that is what they go by." Laughter "Well it
seems to be." That is close to a transcript form this weeks
Western/Melbourne tilt. Colin Campbell does not work for the AFL.they us e a
TRIBUNAL. A few weeks back a big issue was the interpretation of the play
on rule. Sound familiar
I know A LOT of guys in the NHL and nary a ONE has EVER hinted that he feels
Campbell is biased! These same guys DO criticize decisions and one almost
got in trouble for doing it publicly with a reporter when asked about it.
And no it was not Campbell's integrity it was simply the NORMAL issue of " I
don't think eh deserved it" that we see ALL of the time and EVERYWHERE! Some
critiques the man's decisions but no one ever questioned his character and
these guys question everything.
And let me ask have the BRUINS had any suspensions of late?
Paille sits 4 in Feb.
Marchand sits 2 in Mar.
Now have Bruin opponents avoided suspension...we have "the bite" which MANY
screamed blood for.I was not one of them but MANY did..did Burrows sit?
Nope. How many games did Rome sit? The same number as Paille did for a blind
hit. In fact the calls for that were ALL 2-4 games this year. The length
seems largely to happen for was there an injury? One would THINK if "the
fix" was in, Burrows a key scorer for Vancouver would have sat 4.I presume
he is Campbells long lost cousin? So exactly where is the inequity? Was Rome
a great stand out for Vancouver? Are teams clamoring."you know what we need
to win a cup is that Aaron \Rome.why we may give him a 6 million dollar
offer sheet"? Nor do I know anyone in the game who felt he should not have
One can argue Chara should have sat but I hear that debate time and time
again. Sorry gang but I don't see all of the evil others do.The players were
close together and just off of a contested puck.Rome in contrast skated
several feet into the man.Charas arms were at his side and were not lifted
to the head, the head injury was from hitting the divider.Rome moved his
arms and his body upward on the hit. Now had that divider not been hit.well
Lucic made similar hit right near the divider on Tyrell who was not hurt and
hesis not even get called by the ref for it! Sure Chara could have sat a
game or two. But then again I can also see the argument for what he got. a
major and game and that is all. I just don't see the same issues as Rome.
They were coming off of a contested play and were right with each other
almost tied up. Is a hit all that unthinkable? No. I think Chara meant to
hit him but not into the glass. The other guy made a HIGH hit, his arms were
up his body went up at a guy who was several feet away and hand distributed
the puck at that point. Now had he kept his arm down I may give him some
wriggle room or had they been closer together. They were not. Add on this is
PRECISELY the type of hit that cost us Crosby and others have been hurt by.
It was the TEXT book concussion hit. How many times do we see guys have
their heads go into dividers? How many injuries have there been that way
this year? Morey I GREW UP a Hab fan but do I think I would have sat Chara?
I doubt it. I wanted to see the Canucks win the Cup but would I have sat
Rome? YES. And just to make sure that we are all clear I am not on an NHL
payroll, have bashed Bettman more times than Carter has liver pills and no
Bruin is a blood relation or even one by marriage or blood brotherhood. I
saw a junior kid go into a divider this year and he hurt his hip badly.no
call was made for it (nor should there have been) and even him and his dad
didn't whine about it. Crap happens. And remember this was Montreal, in
Nashville odds are all it makes is somebody's "big hit" video. Montreal fans
are passionate and bit biased and folks like to weigh in, for the Habs of
course.had Subban made the hit I doubt we see the same reaction.
I still see no smoking gun.no terrible den of corruption. I see human
judgment and controversy. I can see an argument for Chara to sit and I see a
counter argument.for Rome I see a counter too as I have said before but it
is weaker one. And in the context of other suspensions and non suspensions
and the fact that if Colin just wanted to get sonny boy a Cup he would have
screamed for Burrows to sit.I see no smoking gun. Add on Morey, did ANYONRE
REALLY think that losing Rome cost the Canucks the Cup? Did anyone at the
time say."ugh oh they lost perennial "Norris Trophy candidate" Aaron Rome,
they are going to blow their series lead!". Again if anyone wanted to really
screw Vancouver they would have had "Count Dracula" sitting for "the
bite".Your argument is circumstantial AT BEST and where does that get a
conviction.not even in the NHL or its fans which is why we see no "Campbell
gate" raging on in Parliament nor did fans turn off the NHL after the
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