Originally Posted by Chili con Carne
Reuben - not trying to crap on you (or your history/time on this forum) but honestly, if you are going to continue to say things like "Most comments basically said they couldn't believe Reinhart was getting hosed with a four game ban" be prepared to back it up. In pretty much every corner of the world MOST means MAJORITY. Do the math for us. Tell me who the "bunch of guys" are who said Reinhart got "hosed".
As far as not using my name, not offended at all - I only see this as another example of lack of effort.
How much work do you want me to do? Or are you just convinced I wrote something without thinking? Or maybe you just think your opinion is more important than mine...
Let's start with the first page:
Lawman: "Personally I think 4 games is pretty excessive"..."his stick "rides up" Trochek's stick."
Chili (which is YOU): "It certainly looks bad in real time, but you're right, if you watch the replay from the board side camera (around the 36 second mark) it is clear his stick rides up the other players stick. Not sure how you do that intentionally. " I interpret this as saying the suspension was incorrect. Maybe I mis-read your comment
Ericdaoust: This one agrees with the suspension. "There is no reason for him to slash anyone in that instance so I don't mind seeing some consequences"
Lawman (again): "However when reviewing for suspensions intent is usually a large part and I don't see intent, or even reckless disregard for safety here, just a slash that took a bad bounce"
Ericdaoust (again): "he still made the decision to swing the stick"
Metaldude: just a comment about Reinhart and next year's WJHC.
Doulous: "The IIHF is just trying to respond to criticisms and be more like the NHL in it's inconsistent suspension rules. This makes no sense"
Lawman (take 3): "And I agree with you that there needs to be a consequence, but I think the 2 minute penalty was all that was necessary."
Doulos (again): commenting on metaldude's question about eligibility
HockeymanG23: "It looked bad for sure, but I didn't see any malice or injury on the play. I'm actually surprised he got anything more than his time in the penalty box so four games seems quite excessive"
So I've got 4 guys not liking the suspension (including you, which I may have misinterpreted), one guy saying it's okay (ericdaoust), and one guy (metaldude) talking about Reinhart's future WJHC eligibility.
4 out of 6 posters is a majority...and given some had multiple posts, you can see that the majority of the posts on the first page thought the suspension was too much.
I apologize if my perceived lack of effort offended you - although I think I've proven I didn't just write a bunch of crap without thinking first.
But let's end this debate now.
As you were, sir.