Re: Montreal Police hand Chara file to Prosecutor to decide on any charges
posted at 8/11/2011 9:20 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Montreal Police hand Chara file to Prosecutor to decide on any charges
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Montreal Police hand Chara file to Prosecutor to decide on any charges : "This is just an interference penalty, an interference hit. If it was immediate after he released the puck, it would be a legal hit. We have them all the time. So the key components are: the late hit, which I had it close to a second late. We have our own formula at NHL Hockey Operations for determining late hits, and it was late. We saw the seriousness of the injury." These are the words from Mike Murphy as he was justifying the 4-game suspension during the Stanley Cup Finals to Aaron Rome. The same words could be used to describe the Chara hit. At this point, I'm NOT arguing that the Rome suspension was unwarranted. But if Boston fans are arguing that the Chara hit deserved no suspension, then how can they argue that the Rome hit deserved 4 Cup Final games? In my view, Boston fans, you can't have it both ways. Both hits were clearly interference, and were penalized as such, with no argument from anyone. Both hits can be argued as malicious, but could just as easily be argued as "a hockey play gone wrong". And both plays resulted in significant injuries. Again, I'm not saying that the Rome suspension was wrong. I'm saying that a double standard appears to be in evidence here. And THAT is wrong.
Posted by 49-North[/QUOTE]
I for one, appreciate divergent views from fans of other teams. One of the reasons, is because it reminds me how illogical homers can be. Your comments above, as a competitive homer... really drive that home. Using the Rome hit as a comparable, is ridiculous. Book did a nice job explaining why, no need for more there.
What is wasteful, misguided, stupidity here...is assuming this thing should be in the courts. If the dumbest graduate, of the poorest law school in the land...couldn't walk in and win this one for Chara.....they have no business being a lawyer.
Does anyone realize how the system works? Does anyone realize how much public money has already been spent on this? I'm sure it's well into six figures.
Anybody here remember the Chicago lawyer who initiated a suit against his dry cleaner for losing 1 pair of his pants? The good lawyer was looking for 8 digits. that's right, tens of millions of dollars. Amazingly, this process was moving right along until the national news media exposed the laughability of the whole thing, the plight of the poor immigrant dry cleaners, and their attempt to pacify this jerk. Only then, did the system step in and quash things, and it was only because the "publicity", not the action, caused embarrassment to every judge and lawyer in the country.
Unfortunately...these guys don't embarrass easily.
The city often considered the most corrupt in North America, really has more pressing crime issues.