Nick Boucher sits four games and Bryant Molle three.
Does that include time served?
Possibly retroactive back to Saturday?
When the CHL hands out suspensions, it seems like they take the "spin the wheel" or "throw a dart approach"
Does the league ever provide any sort of explanation for suspensions, kinda like the videos that Brendan Shanahan does for the NHL? I would dearly love to hear the rationale for Molle getting 3 games vs. one for the Bloomington goon. Boucher earned his 4 games, I think. Nice punch, though.
I'm pretty sure the games already missed will count as time served. I can't help but agree with the confusion over how the CHL determines suspensions.......IMO this is BS compared to what they have handed out to other players on other teams for the same or worse offenses. Come on, was Palmer injured? Yet when he elbows and injures one of our players he gets one game.
I wonder if the punishment in the ECHL would be any fairer? For some reason I doubt it but who knows?
As far as Bouch's four games, I think that's a bit heavy too compared to Palmer's one game suspension, plus M-W put himself in that position by entering the fight, for which he wasn't penalized to the extent he should have been IMO.
We got ripped off. Chl mad because we are going to ECHL
I see no problem with Boucher's games, he should have know better and it was not in the heat of the moment or durning the play. With Molle, I don't understand why he gets more than the two he already missed, unless they are saying since it lead to Boucher's action, it was the starting point for a larger action.
If looking at simply the incident and trying to hand out suspensions, sure, the suspensions are fair. If trying to fall in line with other discipline handed out in the CHL these suspensions are not fair. League needs consistancy with discipline actions. again CHL drops the ball..
And as far as thinking Molley maybe got a game added bc his altercation lead to another players actions, come on already.. if that is the case they need to go back and add a game to Palmer. Afterall, his actions lead to Molley's actions.
The CHL needs to lead by example. Its really easy to see that some teams are favored. Could this be where the CHL staff members are from, and where they live now. There are no explanations how they come to thier decissions. Players, and teams seem to be at the professional level, why can't the CHL staff act the same.
While I don't dispute the fact that B. Molle and Boucher should have been suspended for their actions (and rightfully so, I might add), I do question the league's decision that these would be the only suspensions. What is the rule regarding a third man entering an already-established fight?
that's not necessarily a suspendable offense.