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Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

Posted on: April 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2011 3:04 am
 
Jarret Stoll may become the latest Los Angeles Kings forward forced out of the lineup, although it won't be by injury. 

Stoll elbowed San Jose Sharks defenseman Ian White with 25 seconds left in the first period, a hit that sent White's head off the glass and left him wobbly.  White, who had a bloody nose, was assisted to the locker room by the Sharks' medical staff, likely to a dark, quiet room mandated by new concussion guidelines.

Here's a look at the hit:


Stoll was not called for a penalty on the collision, although that may not be the end of it.

"I don't like it," Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun. "I didn't like it the first time around, and I don't like it on the replay."

LeBrun reports league officials in Toronto were reviewing the play.

"They should," said Boyle. "I don't know that Stoll is that kind of a guy but that's exactly what we're talking about and trying to eliminate (from the game). The guy's head is this far from the boards and you drive your forearm and elbow in there? That's what they're trying to get rid of. I didn't like it." 

Stoll said there was no intent to injury on the play, The Associated Press reports.

"I hope he's all right," Stoll said. "You hate to see a guy get hurt in the regular season or playoffs and I definitely wasn't trying to hurt him. ... There wasn't a penalty on the call so I'm not expecting anything."

Beside the video evidence, it doesn't help things that Kings coach Terry Murray all but predicted a bruising game earlier in the day. Here's what Murray said after the morning skate via Rich Hammond of L.A. Kings Insider:

“We know it’s going to be a real revved-up series, a real hard series. Everything I read, from the San Jose players talking, it’s going to be a bit of a gong show, with fighting. I’m reading about Clowe’s bloody nose and Ben Eager all over the place and Mayers fighting. So we’re going to gear ourselves up for that kind of a game. We’ll keep Westgarth in the lineup. That’s the way they’re setting it up, so we’re going to be ready to battle.”


-- A.J. Perez
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:04 pm
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Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2011 8:11 am
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

I love hockey, but to say it's one of the hardest things to do physically is a bit of a reach

Really? You did see I wrote "one of" not "the"?  Have you ever played?  I can guarantee that if you have, you wouldn't be saying this.  Just for starters, do you think they make a line change every 90 seconds or so because they are being strategic?  Can you ice skate half well?  Now try handling a puck with a stick with five guys trying to take your head off.  I stand by my claim; oh, and I've played (not good mind youWink ), so I can say this with certainty, though I understand it's only my opinion.



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

How on earth did the refs miss this boarding call. I agree that they could have missed the elbow, cause i missed it at game speed, but there was absolutley a boarding penalty. The refs were pretty bad in that game the whole time though. Ryan Clowe gets a roughing penalty for running into a guy after he laid out Logan Couture.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

Watching this play live, I didn't think there was anything wrong with the hit other than a simple boarding penalty. Then on replay you could see the high elbow. Inexcusable, those elbows have to be kept down. I don't think Stoll intended to get White in the head with the elbow, looks like he was aiming for the shoulder pads and missed when White ducked. But like I said, inexusable, you have to keep the elbows down. This is not a Matt Cooke situation. I don't think there was intent to injure, so I doubt you will see a long suspension, probably a game or two to remind Mr. Stoll that he has to keep the elbows down.

The real question is, how the hell did the refs miss the clear boarding penalty on that play? I understand missing the elbow, because I didn't see it in live action, but the boarding was clear as day.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

JUST Shut up you NBA Tool.NBA players are soft. and it takes a lot of talent to bounce a ball up & down.




Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

Hockey is pure thuggery.  The NBA has nothing on this common criminals.  They take goons and punks, put sticks in their hands, roid 'em up, and then send out to do battle.

Yes that is much worse than taking a bunch of uneducated hood rats and giving them guns and money. When's the last time two NHL teammates pulled guns on each other in the locker room?

They fight like men with their fists, not like cowards with their 9mm's tilted sideways.



Since: Apr 15, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

Late last year the NHL implemented the head hunter rule with video showing illegal hits that are to bring with them a Major Penalty, Game Mis-conduct penalty, and a review from league officials to determine if suspension is neccessary and how many games. 

If Dany Heatley gets a 2-game suspension for a soft elbow that barely grazes Steve Ott (who never missed a shift after that hit) then I would expect the NHL to hand down no less than 4 games to Jarret Stoll for his hit that left White bloddy, dazed and out for the rest of the game and possibly days.
Link to NHL illegal hits video:  http://www.nesn.com/2010/09/nhl-rel

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Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2011 10:55 am
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

I love hockey, but to say it's one of the hardest things to do physically is a bit of a reach



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 9:09 am
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

Hockey is pure thuggery.  The NBA has nothing on this common criminals.  They take goons and punks, put sticks in their hands, roid 'em up, and then send out to do battle.  I hate wrestling and cheap shots but I love hockey.  Too bad hockey doesn't exist anymore.

Actually, you're speaking out of ignorance. Have you ever played hockey? It's one of the hardest things to do physically, and these are in my opinion, the best athletes in the world. Hockey is cleaner than it has ever been, so you should actually research what you're going to say before you say it.



Since: Apr 15, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:36 am
 

Could Kings's Stoll be in line for suspension?

Then stop watching it, and stop crying.


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