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Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

Posted on: February 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2012 6:00 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Brendan Shanahan was not all that busy with Kyle Turris as Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards predicted on Saturday night.

Ian Mendes of Sportsnet reported on Sunday afternoon that Turris is going to be in the lineup for the Sens' visit to the Islanders on Sunday. it was made official by Brendan Shanahan later Sunday with an official statement.

“Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further,” NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan said. “After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris' explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted.

“We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play.”

Edwards was pretty incensed with a hit that the Senators' Turris laid on Joe Corvo down in the corner. It seemed to be for good reason, too. At least I thought.

This is the type of play that I think takes away from the clarity that had been coming with the explanations this season. I've watched all the videos Shanahan has released this season for suspensions and I can't quite make sense of why this isn't worthy of at least a game, even with Shanny's explanation. I just really dislike the idea of judging a player's intent. Of course every player is going to stay it wasn't their intent.

Shanahan later spoke to NHL.com about the decision, going into much greater detail. It's really interesting to read it all, but here's a taste.

"The hearing is an exercise in getting more specific information," Shanahan told NHL.com on Sunday after the decision was rendered not to issue any supplemental discipline to Turris. "We know and understand the perspective of the player is to get himself out of any supplemental discipline. No player lies down and says give me something. But, on the closer calls like this one, it's important for us to hear from the players' perspective on the play and it has an influence on our decision. It shows that at 10, 11, or midnight we don't just make up our minds and it's final.
 
"We also feel we owe it to the player that has gotten the hit to the head," he continued. "Even if he doesn't like the end result, I think it's important that they know the thoroughness involved, that we put a halt to our day and we're not sweeping it under the rug. We're trying to be as thorough as possible with each and every case."

I'm admittedly on the pacifist side when it comes to fighting, but this is one time when I'm OK with it still being in the game. I've argued that with the league punishing these players now more than they have before, it wasn't as necessary. Well, the Senators and Bruins are about to meet again Tuesday in Boston and you can rest assured that it will be your classic "chippy" contest.

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LEAFS62
Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:06 am
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:33 pm
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

I don't know why people are talking about someone going after Neil. His hit, as brutal as it was, was perfectly clean.

Turris' hit, on the other hand, was as dirty as they come and he should've been suspended. If there's any follow-up to that hit in tomorrow's game - and there will be - and anyone gets hurt or the referees lose control of the game and it gets ugly, it's on Shanahan. He dropped the ball horribly on this call. Head shot....head goes violently into the boards....pretty obvious Turris should be suspended.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2012 7:47 am
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

For the record if Neil was willing to go with Thornton Saturday it would have ben tough considering Thornton was scratched with the flu. shawn will be back in the lineup tomorrow night and he will bash someones skull in.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:48 pm
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

5 points up ... 3 games in hand ... the Bruins OWN the Sens .. deal with it.

They better be up on the Senators.  The Senators came into the season with a new coach that publicly admitted making the playoffs was a goal but not automatic at all.  It's a rebuilding year for the Sens, the Bruins are coming off a stanley cup season.  

 



Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:21 pm
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

Let me be crystal clear - I have nothing but admiration for the Bruins. Good hockey team. Tough. Hell, Stanley Cup Champions. They have owned Ottawa on the scoreboard all year (as they should considering this was to be a rebuilding year). That said, this Ottawa team does have the horses to match up well against them physically if that is where anyone thought it would go on Tuesday - I personally do not think it will happen. The last thing the Bruins need is for one of Chara or Lucic or Thorton, for that matter, to break something in a pointless fight defending Corvo from Turris.

 


LEAFS62
Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:16 pm
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Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:11 pm
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

Campbell was never consistent and given he has a son playing in the league can hardly be called objective.



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

Blooto - I am not a fan of either team really  , and I watched the game and It Looked to me like Neal wanted  to go with Chara but wanted NO part of Shawn Thornton , which is smart on his part because Thornton would make him (drop him quick ) look like a scene from the Goon movie  hahaha



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:23 pm
 

Turris not suspended for high hit on Corvo

Shanny is in way over  his head , A least Colin Campbell was constinent .Shanny makes up a new story every time depending on the player ... A ex player should NOT be making these calls because of his relationships with players and teams ...... It is very Clear Shanny uses Favoritism in his RULINGS !! 



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:05 pm
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