Monday, November 10, 2008

Kostopoulos suspended 3 games

Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos received a three-game suspension from the NHL following his boarding penalty on Mike Van Ryn. He will forfeit $32,926 because of his suspension.

Do you think it's a fair suspension?

I believe it's a fair suspension considering what Jones receive for his crosscheck on Bergeron last year.

8 comments:

leafsfaninottawa said...

Not enough, need to send more of a message, but at last this sends some sort of message...I guess

vince_m said...

Are you kidding. Bergeron was out for the rest of the year. If you hit from behind you should be gone for as long as the person you hit is gone for. That is nothing but a cheap shot from a coward. Yeah the suspensions are only 2 or 3 games, but in the long run top players from the other team lose a top player for longer. When will the NHL wake up and start to protect the players and not the cheap shot artist.

vince m

Anonymous said...

Vince ... by the way Kostopolous is far froma coward and a cheap shot ... a leafs fan bitching about a hit like that when you have the worst in your team in Hollweg. Yes 3 games is enough and no more. Vanryn made a stupid mistake by wanting to change course when he knew that a hit was coming, it's actually half he's fault. Plus, Vanryn is miles away from a star player ... not even close to the same status of bergeron or gagner. I dream of the day when people like you blast away players they don't even know just because of a accidental hit, even if it had bad results.

Will said...

I can't agree more with Vince, plain and simple. The NHL is not playing there cards right, and it will eventually come back to haunt them. Karma is a ....

Will said...

anonymous, i see your point, that he shouldnt have turned away, and while that may be true, i still dont agree. Players MUST stop when they see #'s. One of these days, someone is going to get hurt, badly. Bergeron is lucky that he was only out for the year, it would have been a tradgedy if his career was wiped out, people would have called for Jones's head. Nonetheless, a statement has to be made by the NHL. Even if the other player turned into the boards, doesnt mean its OKAY to smash his face into the glass. WAKE UP.

Anonymous said...

Kostopolous should be suspended for Fifteen Years!

vince m said...

Sorry there Mr. Anonymous, but I am far from a Leafs fan. In fact I hate the Leafs more than I hate the Habs. I never said Van Ryan was a star player. In your mind you can hit anyone from behind as long as they are not star players. Nice thinking. And yes he is a cheap shot artist if he is going to hit like that. What ever happened to respecting the other player. On kids jerseys they have a STOP sign on the back of their jersey. Is it time to put on the Pros jersey as well. I really don't care what team they are on, if they are going to hit like that they should get a min of 5 games up to the amount of time the person they hit is off. Hey this is my opinion and if you don't like it or don't agree with it that is your choice.

vince m

Anonymous said...

that was a really cheap hit IMO

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