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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry Fraser wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Cheap Anaheim Ducks Jerseys .ca! Any idea why Brad Marchand does not at least get a phone call from Shanahan for his low hit on Emelin? It was very similar to the hit on Salo that got him suspended for five games, except that Emelin finished the game. Injury should not factor into what is a suspension and what is not.  Brad Greul --- Hi there Mr. Fraser, Id like help on Marchand. He got the two minutes for clipping Emelin. Thats okay, but what up with suspending him and fining him for the same hits he has previously done.  I dont get it.  He was going in for a hit not to defend a hit, I think!  Then he low bridges him! Vic Brad and Vic: While Brendan Shanahan did in fact speak to Brad Marchand about the incident, I am somewhat confused by the lack of supplemental discipline on this play. I agree with Brad Greul to the extent that I believe any resulting injury should only factor into increasing a suspension and not determine if one was deserved. The act is what should be ruled upon and a minimum standard set so that players understand the risk involved when they commit illegal and dangerous plays. Brad Marchand was suspended for five games for his low-bridge hit on Sami Salo that resulted in a concussion after the Vancouver Canuck defenceman landed on his head. Since Brendan Shanahan mentioned the Salo injury in his video ruling, we can only assume it was factored into the suspension to arrive at the magic number. It would be reasonable to assume the clip was worth two or three games and the resulting injury upped the formula to five even though Marchand maintained the point of contact was not to Sami Salos knee area. Following the five-game suspension, Brad Marchand was interviewed by ESPN Boston and asked a couple of loaded questions. Brad Marchands responses to some of those questions are quite interesting. Marchands defense in hitting Sami Salo low was that he is a small guy that plays low to the ice and that is how he protects himself (In both of these low hits there was no menacing or aggressive demeanor presented by Salo or Alexei Emelin that should cause Marchand to feel threatened. The aggressor in each case was Brad Marchand when he delivered the low point of contact hits). When asked if the suspension left him more confused down the road as to whether he could make this type of play in the future Brad said, I guess its clear that Im not allowed to do that and guys in the league are not allowed to do that. When questioned if he felt there was a double- standard as far as discipline went on hits like this (hits that happened previously without suspension or those that might occur in the future), Brad Marchand offered his future expectations on how they should be dealt with; I expect if there are any more hits like this [his on Sami Salo] I expect they will be penalized the same way. If not, there will be a double-standard." Is there a double-standard here or just exemption from double-jeopardy under the repeat offenders act? I do not like hits where players drop down below the waist of players on a frontal attack hit. The difference between a blown out knee and a bad charley-horse is a matter of inches. A hip check, when timed perfectly, is an art and a thing of beauty - not a last second drop where contact results somewhere between the knee and below the hip if the player is lucky! Setting my opinion aside, the rule on clipping states the knee is the reference point when determining a violation of this rule. Rule 44 -- "Clipping is the act of throwing the body, from any direction, across or below the knees of an opponent. A player may not deliver a check in a "clipping" manner, or lower his own body position to deliver a check on or below an opponents knees. An illegal "low hit" is a check that is delivered by a player who may or may not have both skates on the ice, with his sole intent to check the opponent in the area of his knees. A player may not lower his body position to deliver a check to an opponents knees." Brad Marchands legitimate line of defense on this hit is that he did not hit Alexei Emelin across or below the knees as per the clipping rule. Emelin elevated his posture (skates slightly off the ice) just prior to impact. The point of contact from Brad Marchands lowered hip was between the knee and waist of Emelin to the thigh. While I dont agree with Brad Marchands ongoing method of self defence by dropping low and below the waist of his opponent, I have to concur that under the definition of the clipping rule it would be hard to suspend Brad Marchand in this case. The sad truth, however, is if an injury had resulted to Alexei Emelin (as it did to Sami Salo), Brad Marchands expectations would have been met and a double-standard would not apply. He would have been suspended. Cheap Jerseys From China . Spurs are two points ahead of their north London rivals, who play their game in hand against Wigan on Tuesday, after Adebayor tapped in Clint Dempseys low cross in the 83rd minute. Dempsey had equalized for Tottenham at Britannia Stadium in the 20th after Steven Nzonzi opened the scoring in the third minute for Stoke, which is still not mathematically safe from relegation. wholesale jerseys . Warriors coach Mark Jackson wasnt going to let that happen. The Rockets settled for tying an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 win over the Warriors. http://www.chinajerseyscheap.us.com/nhl-jerseys_toronto-maple-leafs-jersey/ . As a sprawling list of 70 players reported for medicals with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday morning, coach Ron Wilson made it clear that many of them shouldnt get too comfortable.FREDERICTON -- Kevin Baker had a goal and an assist and Julian Cimadamore scored the winner in the third period Friday as the Western Mustangs defeated the Calgary Dinos 3-2 at the Canadian university mens hockey championship. Josh McQuade had the other goal for Western (1-0), while Anthony Grieco made 21 saves for the victory. Brock Nixon and Teegan Moore replied for Calgary (0-2). Dustin Butler made 19 saves in taking the loss for the Dinos, who were eliminated with their second loss in Pool A round-robin play. Western and host New Brunswick will play Saturday night for the right to go to Sundays final. In Pool B action earlier Friday, Phil Mangan had a goal and an assist to lead the St. Francis Xavier X-Men to a 3-1 win over the Alberta Golden Bears. Baker opened the scoring for Calgary just 1:30 into the first period and added an assist on McQuades breakaway goal to make it 2-0 at 6:07 of the second. "Im proud of the effort and I thought the guys executed the gameplan very well," Mustangs head coach Clarke Singer said. "To get an early goal like that I think really helped everyones confidence." After Calgary cut it to 2-1, Cimadamore capitalized on a Dinos turnover to score on breakaway at 14:48 of the third. Moore added a late goal for Calgary, but the Dinos would get no closer. "Its to hard to go down early," Dinos head coach Mark Howell said. "Western was ready to go right at the drop of the puck and we werent quite at the same level. "Its an awful feeling knowing your season is done." In the early game, R.D. Chisholm and Kevin Undershute had the other goals for St. F.X. (1-1). Brennan Wray added two assists and Joseph Perricone stopped 24 shots. Derek Ryan replied for Alberta (00-1) while Kurtis Mucha made 25 saves. Cheap Bolton Wanderers Jerseys. The win was a big one for the X-Men, who needed a victory to remain in contention. St. F.X. lost its opening game 2-1 to the McGill Redmen on Thursday. Alberta takes on McGill (1-0) on Saturday in the final Pool B contest with all three teams still capable of advancing to Sundays final. McGill would advance with a win Saturday. The X-Men would qualify if Alberta beats McGill by one or two goals or if Alberta wins by a three-goal margin, except by a 3-0 score. Alberta would move on if it defeats the Redmen by four or more goals. Should Alberta beat McGill 3-0, then it and St. F.X. would face off in a shootout following the Bears-Redmen game. "Theres no quitting in this team," X-Men coach Brad Peddle said. "Now, were going to turn into big Alberta fans (on Saturday)." With the score tied 1-1 late in the second, Chisholms blast from the point got past Mucha to give St. F.X. a 2-1 lead at 17:55. Undershute made it 3-1 at 1:16 of the third. Mangan banged a rebound past Mucha to give St. F.X. a 1-0 lead at 16:08 of the first before Ryan tied it for Alberta on the power play at 4:46 of the second. "Before the game we just said lets go out there and have some fun," Mangan said. "We just wanted to give it our all and give ourselves a chance (Saturday)." The high-powered Golden Bears offence came into the tournament scoring a Canada West-high 112 goals in 28 games. "I dont think we played our best game but credit to X, they played a great game," Alberta head coach Eric Thurston said. "Well need to open things up (Saturday). "And we have the skills to do it. We cant be afraid of losing. We have to play to win." cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' ' 

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