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post DOH 123 – Jumbo Suspended

November 10th, 2010, 4:56 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Dudes talk about the big news of the week and a genuine NHL controversy- the suspension of Joe Thornton because of a blindside hit on David Perron.  Of course, there are Sharks games to discuss, and the worry starts to creep in…

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    5 Comments to “DOH 123 – Jumbo Suspended”

    1. Ruben says:

      Nice podcast, dudes. Fox News and MSNBC could take lessons from you guys on how to provide fair and balanced news coverage :-)

      Sharks fans have been clamoring for a Dman, but who loses their spot if we get a Wisniewski type player? Demers and Boyle are clearly safe, and I don’t see Wallin going anywhere with his NTC/salary/performance.

      So now you are down to Vlasic, Murray, and Huskins. The likely choice I guess would be Huskins, but is it really the best choice? Is he even tradeable? Wouldn’t trading someone like Murray give you a better return in a trade, while being one of the few pieces DW would be selling high on? Or does DW give up early (again) on a young Dman and ship Vlasic at his lowest value but while freeing up the most cap space?

      • Mike says:

        Yeah, but we don’t have the ratings of Fox News. Yet.

        I’m going to hold off commenting on Wisniewski until next week, because I’m hoping people will check out ol’ Jimmy tonight like Doug asked. Not that I’m that big of an influence, but I’d rather not color anyone’s impression.

    2. evilducks says:

      I agree that it’s a boarderline “blindside” hit if you define blindside as where he’s not looking. I disagree that it’s boarderline if you define blindside as where he can’t look. I would argue the league defined it as the latter based on their video.

      • Ruben says:

        Or perhaps blindside defined as “where you can’t see when you are looking where you are supposed to be looking.”

        I don’t think it’s much of an argument as to what the league had definied as blindside when they released the video. I guess the question is, is the video even relevant anymore when determining legal vs. illegal hits? WIth this ruling being pretty contrary to what was deemed acceptable under the video, is the NHL sending a message that they are going to squeeze every last drop out of the wording of the rule when deciding to hand out punishment? Or is this suspension an aberration, a blip on the screen?

        Only time will tell…

    3. Tom says:

      I think everyone agrees we aren’t playing very well but after 14 games we’re only 3pts behind our pace last year. We can make up that ground with a winning streak, so I’m not that concerned right now.

      I think we are so used to seeing the Sharks have terrific starts that it’s disconcerting to see us hover above .500….

      And I’m totally on board with getting an offensive Dman. It is pretty clear to me. And while I didn’t notice much from Wysnewski last night he is especially offensive… ;)

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