Originally Posted by gdameo
...I guess ALL the phoenix players should be suspended because they play hockey. Smith's little slash was nothing.....there's 10,000 of this during the season. "Intent to injure" on Smith by your statement....I guess Nolan should be suspended for "intent to injure" smith by falling on him purposely?...
i would agree with you if this
did happen 10,000 times in a season. had Smith hit Brown with the paddle portion of his stick, no problem. that
happens 10,000 times a season. Smith deliberately took a hack at Brown with the blade
portion of his stick, when Brown was not even near his crease. he went out of his way to hit him. that is intent to injure. that is not seen in hockey many times, where as a goalie hitting a player with the paddle of his stick is. there is a difference in the way Smith swung at Brown than what we have come to know as normal from a goalie.