Carcillo punished for being Carcilloby Eric Schwartz
Driving to work today I got a flashback to 2004. Stopped at a red light I noticed a bumper sticker on the Honda Accord directly in front of me.
That bumper sticker read: “Vote Kerry/Edwards.”
Do people even check what they put on the back of their cars these days? How can I vote Kerry/Edwards, when the election has been over for more than five years?
These people need to get with the times. Heck, they’ve won now as a democrat is in office. The great dream team (sarcasm on) of Kerry/Edwars will never be together again.
Get over it Accord driver.
Now on to what is really grinding my gears.
A couple of weeks ago my PSB colleague Jason Weisbecker posted a blog about the inconsistencies coming from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s office. His points were dead on — except in one case it seems.
When it comes to the Flyers’ Dan Carcillo, Bettman and his axman are always handing out the same thing: A bunch of crap.
For the fourth time in two seasons the NHL’s disciplinarian Colin Campbell has suspended Carcillo, this time for two days after a cross check made during the team’s win over the Devils.
For the cross check Carcillo received a match penalty and a game misconduct. A match penalty — which is given for intent to injure — comes with a mandatory hearing with the NHL’s discipline committee.
Carcillo said it was an accident and replays lead me to believe him. But he has been a bully in the past and that alone is enough for the NHL to make it’s move.
For his part, Carcillo saw it coming.
“I didn’t mean to do it. But knowing me, I’ll probably be suspended,” Carcillo said to Philly.com.
Carcillo is not being penalized for the check; he is being penalized for being Dan Carcillo.
This is the way the NHL has always done things and it needs to stop.
Just once I wish the league would dish out punishment for the plays on the ice and not the names on the jerseys.