Friday, March 09, 2007

Longest suspensions in NHL history

  1. Todd Bertuzzi - suspended for rest of season and 2004-05 lockout for sucker punch to head of Steve Moore on Mar. 8, 2004
  2. Marty McSorley - suspended for rest of season (23 games) for slash to head of Donald Brashear on Feb. 21, 2000
  3. Gordie Dwyer - suspended 23 games for abuse of officials on Sept. 19, 2000
  4. Dale Hunter - suspended 21 games for blindside hit on Pierre Turgeon on April 28, 1993
  5. Tom Lysiak - suspended 20 games for tripping linesman on Oct. 30, 1983
  6. Brad May - suspended 20 games for slash to head of Steve Heinze on Nov. 11, 2000
Where will Chris Simon's suspension, likely to come this weekend, fit in?


At 6:57 p.m., March 09, 2007, Blogger Doogie said...

Tom Lysiak - suspended 20 games for tripping linesman on Oct. 30, 1983

Huh? Obviously, without seeing it, I have no idea, but that sounds weird.

And don't forget Billy Coutu. Banned for life for assaulting a ref, reinstated a few years later but never played in the NHL again.

At 8:31 p.m., March 09, 2007, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Bertuzzi's should have an asterisk. The lockout year doesn't count in my book.

At 9:11 p.m., March 09, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

I'd like to see a video of that linesman trip, that's pretty funny

At 9:22 p.m., March 09, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

Lysiak skates behind the linesman and slew-foots him, pretty much right after a face off.

Video of it does exist; surprised you can't find it on YouTube -- yet.

At 9:46 p.m., March 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Lysiak suspension was simply the NHL sending a message. Refs gets harsher injuries getting hit by pucks ringing around the boards.

At 11:17 p.m., March 09, 2007, Blogger mike w said...

I would like to see quarter and half season suspensions for things like this.

Why not? Does the NHL need the embarrassment of players going to court for aggravated assault?

(And dare I venture that fighting is pointless and an anachronism in 2007?)

At 11:19 p.m., March 09, 2007, Blogger PPP said...

They just showed the Lysiak trip. It's pretty much what you have always wanted to do to that linesman that never drops the puck.

As for going to court, the Nassau County Prosecutor's office is looking at the incident and apparently Simon's defence in front of Campbell will be that he suffered a concussion on the hit.

At 11:30 p.m., March 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think people are getting a little swept away in the lynch mob mentality. Simon's stickwork was more cross-check than swing. I bet there are a half-dozen worse incidents of stick contact this week alone. They just didn't all get caught on video right after the perpetrator had his faced slammed into the boards by a cheap-shotting, no-talent piece of s***.

At 12:20 a.m., March 10, 2007, Blogger dfsdao said...

Why is Bertuzzi's suspension put up as including the lockout year? No hockey, no suspension. If there had been hockey, no balls Bettman would have had Thugtuzzi on the ice opening night.

At 1:56 a.m., March 10, 2007, Blogger Matthew Macaskill said...

Too many 300 promos...

Alexander Perezhogin received a full season suspension in the AHL for something similar. Though, sad to say, but the verdict will depend on how hurt Hollweg is.

I'd guess Simon is out for the rest of the season (15 or 16 games?) and potentially the playoffs.

At 5:15 a.m., March 10, 2007, Anonymous Nick said...

I think Bertuzzi's suspension includes the lockout year because he would have needed the permission of the NHL to play in any other leagues because he was suspended.

At 10:49 a.m., March 10, 2007, Blogger mike w said...

>the verdict will depend on how hurt Hollweg is.

True. Which is ridiculous.

At 1:32 p.m., March 10, 2007, Blogger PPP said...

Counting the lockout year for Bertuzzi is bogus because the issue didn't even come up until almost February. He was never going to play elsewhere but getting the NHL to tell the IIHF to uphold the suspension was a good PR move to make it look like they were tough on him. Bertuzzi would have been back on day 1 after the lockout whenever it was (and he did end up returning on day 1).

At 1:47 p.m., March 10, 2007, Blogger Sherry said...

Remainder of regular season and 7 playoff games for Simon.

So essentially, 22 games.

At 4:13 p.m., March 10, 2007, Blogger Sherry said...

Scratch that, TSN and both say it's false.

At 1:14 p.m., March 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 games.

Book = thrown.



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