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OZZ
27th August 11, 02:50 PM
In a rare smart move, the NHL has appointed Brendan Shanahan to replace the ( at times, anyways) incompetent Colin Campbell as League Disciplinarian.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=374481
I think one would be hard pressed to find a better candidate. This is a guy who played tough and knows a cheap shot when he sees one.Getting respect from the players who end up in front of him won't be an issue, that much is for certain.
I am becoming increasingly worried about Crosby's long-term health - he still hasn't been cleared to play and you have to wonder how long it will be before he gets his bell rung again when he does come back.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=374436
The fact that the culprit of his injury has gotten off scott-free really angers me. If Pittsburgh had a bona fide enforcer, this may not have happened. The Pens haven't had a genuine tough guy in the lineup since Big George Laraque retired. Not very wise when you have the best player in the game on your team.
I cannot seem to find a link to an article on it..but I was listening to the radio the other day and heard that the OHL is going to be making rule changes regarding equipment. Due to the alarming number of concussions the last few seasons, the Major Junior league is paving the way for change by insisting that their players go back to the softer, rounded shoulder pads with a single plastic piece and get rid of the newer one's that resemble something out of a sci fi movie .
Hopefully, this will be the just the beginning and the NHL will follow suit. The sooner people realize its the equipment, not the game, that needs changes - the safer all the players will be.

FickleFingerOfFate
28th August 11, 12:34 PM
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FickleFingerOfFate
28th August 11, 12:37 PM
That being said, I think Shanahan as the league disciplinarian is an excellent move.

OZZ
28th August 11, 12:44 PM
Crosby hasn't been whiny since he was a rookie, and even back then, he was a 19 yr.old kid playing against grown men who were trying to demolish him all the time.
I think he handles himself well and I don't think he's a whiner.
He's the face of the modern game and people should stop being so hard on him. He's accomplished more at 23 then many players achieve in their entire careers.
This is coming from a Flyers fan who has no love for the Penguins.

FickleFingerOfFate
28th August 11, 12:53 PM
http://www.cyberbeach.net/~guess/legion2.jpg

OZZ
28th August 11, 01:03 PM
+ rep for bringing back good memories

Feryk
2nd September 11, 01:21 PM
Well, don't know about what happened to Renberg, but Lindros went out with too many concussions and LeClair ended up needing a spinal fusion, and has permanent pain issues from what I can remember. The 'Good Old Days'?

OZZ
2nd September 11, 03:00 PM
Well, don't know about what happened to Renberg, but Lindros went out with too many concussions and LeClair ended up needing a spinal fusion, and has permanent pain issues from what I can remember. The 'Good Old Days'?

What's your point Feryk ? Am I not supposed to recollect the Legion of Doom era , when the Flyers almost won the Cup, with fondness - because of player injuries?

FickleFingerOfFate
2nd September 11, 03:17 PM
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OZZ
2nd September 11, 04:33 PM
Look there..the good old production line.
These guys played in an era when hockey was really tough..they didn't wear helmets, the pads were soft and none of them have brain damage.
Although Terrible Ted's face looks like an old catcher's mitt and Gordie is a bit..dull. Is Sid Abel still around?
Players weren't as big and fast, but they still played damn hard-hitting hockey and dropped the mitts, and the difference ?
NO HARD-AS-ROCK EQUIPMENT !

FickleFingerOfFate
2nd September 11, 04:37 PM
Abel passed a couple of years ago.

Robot Jesus
3rd September 11, 03:53 PM
Cosby never went away, he's still touring and wearing sweaters.