Saturday, December 23, 2006

Nichol sucker punch

This video comes from Thursday's Sabres-Predators game, which resulted in a nine-game suspension for Nashville plugger Scott Nichol.

7 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

Uhh, about part way through that, I was entirely unsurprised to learn that those were NSH announcers. What a bunch of homers.

 
At 3:56 PM, December 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Euro pussy corkscrewed him into the post and got what he deserved. Punch a few more of those guys in the head and send 'em back to Waristan permanently.

 
At 5:51 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Nichol should have came around, pushed Spacek, and then socked him. Because that was a slew foot if I've ever seen one. I totally understand Nichol's rage. But the punch was Bertuzzi-like. 10 for Nichol, and 3 for Spacek, would have been my call.

 
At 8:45 PM, December 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Euro pussy corkscrewed him into the post and got what he deserved. Punch a few more of those guys in the head and send 'em back to Waristan permanently."

Well, I now know what hockey blog I'm not going to take with anything resembling seriousness anymore.

 
At 8:59 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger Doogie said...

Based on how Campbell's been dishing out suspensions, this one makes no damned sense. I was kind of expecting something in the two to three game range, personally.

 
At 10:00 PM, December 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grabia's right, that was a brutal slew foot and sent Nichol flying into the post full-tilt. He is lucky he was able to get up from it. Of course he threw away any sympathy with that brutal punch.

Those suspensions sound about what should have been doled out but leave it up to Campbell to get things only half right.

 
At 5:57 AM, December 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either we allow on-ice retribution (lovingly referred to as "the code" in some circles) and nobody gets suspended, or we let the zebras decide and both get punished for dangerous play. I don't see how Spacek walks from this if Nichol gets even one game, never mind nine. Spinning a guy into the post at full speed is no less a potentially career-ending chicken-s*** act than sucker-punching a guy. Show me a YouTube posting of Spacek's Greatest Fights and I might change my mind about what I called him.

 

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