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The bizarre wheel of NHL situational justice, as we touched on over the weekend. Puck Daddy weighs...

The bizarre wheel of NHL situational justice, as we touched on over the weekend. Puck Daddy weighs in and links the above HNIC interview with Colin Campbell. Two things stand out to me about Campbell's thinking: 1) "It might not be as bad as something else, but everything has its measuring stick" (wait, so the measuring stick is different in each case?!); and 2) the number of times Campbell discusses what "kind of player" a guy is. Seems to me we used to only turn to what "type of player" a guy was only when we're trying to divine intent from an ambiguous situation -- as a last resort when video evidence is murky. Otherwise, a clear foul is a clear foul. But apparently since Cammalleri isn't "that type of player" and his infraction came at a dumb time, the severity of his foul (or its suspension-worthiness) somehow isn't as clear. (And only known "bullies" can "bully," apparently.) This case-by-case treatment is a slippery slope -- and it's exactly why I have zero confidence in the NHL's supplementary discipline system.

Head shots and situational justice, NHL-style

Colin Campbell's explanation of the Carcillo suspension and the Cammalleri non-suspension represent progress. But the NHL still has far to go to explain its decisions to fans.

"It's nice that he said that [to Blake], but actions talk louder than words," Hagman said. "It's...

"It's nice that he said that [to Blake], but actions talk louder than words," Hagman said. "It's easy to say sorry afterwards. ... I don't think he tried to hit me in the head with an elbow, but still it happened and he extended it."

>>Nik Hagman, who will miss his 12th game since suffering a concussion from Brendan Witt's elbow. h/t Pension Plan Puppets, where Witt is quite popular.

Witt gets 5 games for Hagman elbow

Pretty much what I figured. I've already said my piece on the situation here. So many Islanders fans predicted this. I'm not against the length on principle -- what gets me is the fact it relates to no other suspensions handed out this year except for ... another Islander's.

Witt's year gets worse in Islanders' SO loss to Leafs

The Islanders lost a shootout to the Maple Leafs after poor goaltending on both sides. But the main story from this night was Brendan Witt's foolish elbow on Niklas Hagman.

Nielsen takes the high road

"Yeah, he definitely got his elbow up, but maybe that's a natural response to when you try to catch someone who's going by you. I'm pretty sure he didn't try to hurt me like that," Nielsen said. "But I didn't see him, either. Andy Hilbert was in between us, so I didn't see he was coming." Jibes with my original interpretation, where I and most Isles followers fumed about how the NHL could pretend it wasn't a head hit, not to mention sneak attack.

Without explicit policy, NHL suspensions will never make sense

Until the NHL and Colin Campbell's crew actually tells us the reasons behind its disciplinary decisions, the length of suspensions doled out will remain a mystery.

How *does* Campbell's Magic Suspension Ball work?

"In his infinite wisdom, Campbell decided it wasn't a head shot and, therefore, deserved only a two-game suspension. ... Apparently, the league decided Mottau didn't follow through cleanly and clearly to the head because Nielsen caught sight of him coming and recoiled sufficiently to avoid taking it directly. [edit: And the leg injury resulting from that life-saving recoil has him out 8-12 weeks.] So, because Nielsen reacted to protect himself it's not considered a blow to the head? Ridiculous." --Greg Logan, On the Islanders Beat Once again: We need an explicit policy. We need an explicit policy. We need an explicit policy. Repeat until fixed.

"I'm just sick and tired of hearing how the players association has to get together on this; [that]...

"I'm just sick and tired of hearing how the players association has to get together on this; [that] it's all on the players. There's a lot of people involved. There's the players, there's the referees, and then there's the league. I think everybody has a hand in this game. We all have a responsibility to this game to make it better. It's up to the players to respect each other more. It's getting ridiculous. And the referees enforce things on the ice, and the league will handle it. Hopefully, they will start handing out stiffer penalties." --Bill Guerin I agree. Though Mottau's hit was a clear mistake, it looked like careless rather than malicious intent. The problem this time was the refs didn't call it right. Will the league suspend dare suspend Mottau, or would that "undermine" the refs?

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles225937675nov22,0,763608.story?track=rss

Report: Pock gets 5 games

I'm not surprised to hear Pock will be suspended. I am surprised to hear it's 5 games -- 3 more than Ruutu and 2 more than Kostopoulos. Not equating these three incidents, just wondering where in the world the rhyme and the reason comes from. Can I say again: An actual policy might be helpful? It's difficult not to see this as making an example of the no-name player on the unheralded team.

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