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  • #41
    Originally posted by salzy View Post
    It was a collision. Only one person knows if it was intentional or not. He says it wasn't... what reason do I have not to believe him? Plenty of reasons to believe him though.
    It's important to note though that Wideman has 564,000 reasons to sugar coat his poor reaction to what really may have been unintentional contact at the start. My guess is that it's possible Wideman really did not see Henderson until the last second, but he was angry about getting wasted in the corner and now even angrier about colliding with the ref, so he pushed Henderson out of the way. It was a little temper tantrum that he regretted as soon as he sat down and maybe he wasn't thinking clearly at the time or thought it was a player and not an official, but there still has to be a consequence for that. If he was really as shaken up as he now claims to have been (doubtful, as he never left the bench and took his regular shift), I feel like he certainly would have been thrown off balance there, at least a little bit.

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    • #42
      Originally posted by salzy View Post
      It was a collision. Only one person knows if it was intentional or not. He says it wasn't... what reason do I have not to believe him? Plenty of reasons to believe him though.
      So why doesn;t every player get this benefit? I mean you've told me for years beruzzi wanted to cripple a guy, for example. Yet you have no idea what the intent of the action was..only the aftermath. Some notion that "good guys" never do bad things I suppose? Laughable...So long as a player accused of a violent.intentional act days that wasn;t his intent..he should be let go...right?

      It happened..it's obvious...and the only stupid is the number of excuses being spun after the fact.

      Tell you what....I'll agree to go easy on Wideman..when the NHLPA agrees to having an independent concussion specialist evaluate players in game and remove them from the line up for their safety and that of others. When the NHLPA agrees to give officials the power to send players to that specialist..in game...

      Something tells me...that won;t fly...because all anyone is looking for is a way to get Wideman off...a convenient excuse...

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      • #43
        Originally posted by Kerry View Post

        It's important to note though that Wideman has 564,000 reasons to sugar coat his poor reaction to what really may have been unintentional contact at the start. My guess is that it's possible Wideman really did not see Henderson until the last second, but he was angry about getting wasted in the corner and now even angrier about colliding with the ref, so he pushed Henderson out of the way. It was a little temper tantrum that he regretted as soon as he sat down and maybe he wasn't thinking clearly at the time or thought it was a player and not an official, but there still has to be a consequence for that. If he was really as shaken up as he now claims to have been (doubtful, as he never left the bench and took his regular shift), I feel like he certainly would have been thrown off balance there, at least a little bit.

        That's my biggest problem in all of this...he was so devastated by this concussion....that he kept on playing without missing a beat.

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Rev_Bully View Post
          So why doesn;t every player get this benefit? I mean you've told me for years beruzzi wanted to cripple a guy, for example.
          Glad I checked back in to find out the Rev is still a liar. I have never told you bertuzzi wanted to cripple a guy. Never ever. Take care y'all.

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          • #45
            Hey, I never killed a b*tch before this...so it's cool, right?!




            {inhale} I HEART CLAUDE GIROUX {exhale}






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            • #46
              Originally posted by salzy View Post

              Glad I checked back in to find out the Rev is still a liar. I have never told you bertuzzi wanted to cripple a guy. Never ever. Take care y'all.
              Aww I'm glad I checked back too...this is the third time you've called me a liar....each of the previous times you had to admit I wasn't lying...this will be the third..

              But of course it will still serve to distract from the hypocrisy of your position..so I suppose in some way you "win"

              I'd point out that I did not offer a direct quote but only a summation of your opinion on Bertuzzi/Moore over the years...if you;d like to revisit those threads..I am sure we can. But to refresh..in those conversations you insisted Bertuzzi's intent was to injure Moore and that there was no way around such....you may call me a liar Salzy...but there's no way for you to infer intent based on result in one scenario..and refuse it another..without at best being a hypocrite and at worst a liar...

              You have a good one...let me know if you want those posts...

              Maybe had Wideman truly injured the linesman you might be able to divine his intent more clearly...

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              • #47
                Originally posted by Hookah_McGirk View Post
                Hey, I never killed a b*tch before this...so it's cool, right?!



                That is f-cking beautiful....

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                • #48
                  So Wideman had to turn over his personal cell phone for Bettman's investigation - anyone else find it strange that Gary only released the text that puts his after-the-fact remorse in question? Why not release all the texts that confirm his actions were intentional?

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                  • #49
                    Bettman doesn't want to start a fight with the NHLOA; upholding the suspension is a wise thing to do.

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                    • #50
                      I thought it was interesting that Bettman cited Wideman's lack of prior history as his only reason for not increasing the suspension. It just doesn't feel like playing tough for some reason....not after a 6+ hour hearing to discuss the matter. It seems like they really think Wideman is full of shit, so it will be interesting to see how a third-party views things.

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